Hey Foodies! It’s almost American Thanksgiving! Since Idriss and I are meal-planning, we pulled out our top 8 dessert ideas for Thanksgiving. These are delicious, crowd-pleasing desserts that have been our favorites. 7 of them can be made vegan so I hope that everyone will feel included. Let’s get into it!
Meal-planning for Thanksgiving can be overwhelming, we know. Meal-planning for vegan Thanksgiving? That can be stressful AF ! Trying out new intricate recipes and hoping it’ll please those non-vegans… Eesh! Thankfully, vegan desserts are simple and straight-forward, just like these recipes.
Okay fine, the pumpkin meringue pie can be a little challenging but… it’s so worth it OMG.
To make it easier for you, the following 8 recipes are listed from least-complicated/time consuming to most; and we’ll reveal our favorite at the end. Eeeeeek! Let Fall cooking begin!
NOTE: Click on either the pictures or the name of the recipe to be redirected to the recipe page
Easy, heavenly and easy to travel with, these blondies are a spicetastic and a great dessert to bring over if you’ve been tasked with making dessert! It can be easily doubled, tripled and made with regular butter and eggs if you prefer.
Taking 50 minutes from start to finish, prep these in less than 10 minutes and go about the rest of your holiday preparations!
The recipe is vegan and calls for coconut sugar but substitute with brown sugar easily and deliciously for a quick fix. Enjoy!
Don’t underestimate these apple caramel blondies. They are a treat! With a recipe option for vegan or non-vegan, whip these up in under 50 minutes and have left-over caramel for other treats.
How do these babies taste? Oh my gosh… They are like heavenly apple cake meets blondie, and then the caramel takes it to level WA-BAM! You feel it in your temples and your eyes just open wide and you feel yourself grabbing another… And another…
Caramel haters: this is not your average caramel. It tastes real and rich. Try it and love it, I dare you.
Flavorful, chewy and mind-blowing.
Made Starbucks-style big, there’s few feelings better than warming one up, holding it with two hands and a cup of tea nearby.
These are made in 1 hour and the recipe is completely vegan.
Sub brown sugar, butter and eggs for a regular and easy recipe.
In one sentence: fluffy, pillowy clouds of pumpkin spice heaven.
Easy to travel with (put the topping in a tupperware and dress with a spoon) and
MADE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES!
Vegan and non-vegan options.
The only recipe that doesn’t have a vegan option D: I’m sorry!!!!!
But wow… If you love tiramisu, this is some next level s***.
a) chocolate b) cranberry (or raspberry) c) looks fancy in a glass
This recipe is best made the morning of or night before, and is best if you are RECEIVING people over, as the presentation is killer in any glass you have extra of: martini, wine, any other random Dollarama glasses (as shown… whaaaaat we’re Broke Foodies!!). It is sooooo good paired with red wine as dessert and makes you look super established.
15 minutes of cooking time and 1 hour of resting and prepping.
The chocolate ganache drizzle is optional but really awesome, and these cookies are actually even better the next day, as the ganache has time to set. You can chill them and stack them so they’ll be fine being transported.
Vegan and non-vegan options included.
You have apples leftover? Shove ’em in here and make the world a better place by sharing this wonderful pie.
Three layer, crumble-goodness with a caramely sauce. Each bite tastes like the best part of Fall.
This pie takes some time and some ingredients on hand. If you really want to take your Thanksgiving dessert to the next level: this is the choice for you.
When Idriss said he wanted to bring pumpkin pie to the next level last year, I didn’t know that it was possible. Then this happened. Holy moly though guys. It’s surprisingly the best thing ever.
This pumpkin meringue pie’s filling is very close in consistency to that of a classic tiramisu. And it’s easy to see why; it’s the exact same technique to make that awesome fluffy cream that is the heart and soul a tiramisu. What you end up with is a fluffy creamy texture that just gets better (More firm and therefore easier to cut) once you let it sit for a few hours in the fridge.
I went crazy for it.
P.S., I actually can’t pick a favorite but if I were to order them in order of “I want to make now-ness?”:
Chocolate Cranberry Tiramisu, Pumpkin Spice Muffins, the Apple Crumble pie, Pumpkin Meringue Pie, and then everything else. UGHHHH SO GOOD.
Thanks for tuning in and happy holidays!