I used to be the person who’d bring dessert to a big dinner, but since becoming vegan, I usually bring something savory. That way no one has to go out of their way to make something just for me. Plus, it gives me a chance to introduce everyone to a vegan dish that they will hopefully love. See some of my favorite vegan Thanksgiving side dishes, 7 vegan stuffing recipes and 14 vegan tday recipes. If it’s just the two of you for Thanksgiving this year try this 2 quart slow cooker all in one dinner for two!
I think pie is the classic t-day dessert. We had pumpkin and pecan pies on my table when I was growing up, but the world of pies is so much larger than that.
I remember making my first non-southern pie. It was a maple walnut pie from one of Nava Atlas’ cookbooks. The idea of a nut other than pecans – being the star of a pie – was new to me. That was just the beginning of the many wonderful non-traditional pies I would fall in love with.
My blog is sorely lacking in pie recipes, so once again, I’m pointing you to some of my favorite blogger’s recipes. The picture above is a Salted Date Caramel, Chocolate Mousse Pie with Almond Coconut Crust (Photo and recipe from Vegan Richa) that’s to die for.
I do have a few pies on the blog this year and this Gluten-free Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Teff Flour Pecan Crust is one of my favorites.
If you have nonvegan guests over the holidays these little Vegan Treacle Tarts will open their hearts to try other vegan goodies.They are very sweet, in a pecan pie way, but the lemon really lifts them up and makes this seem fancier.
Back to Basics Vegan Fruit Pie (Photo and recipe from Vegan Yack Attack)
Vegan Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake (Photo and recipe from Fat Free Vegan)
Vegan Nut Crust Plum Berry Mini Pies (Photo and recipe from Canned Time)
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with an Almond-Coconut Crust (Photo and recipe from Taste Space)
“I can’t believe it’s not pumpkin” pie (Photo and recipe from A Dash of Compassion)
Need a few savory recipes too? You could make my Slow Cooker All in One Thanksgiving Dinner for Two or even make large Thanksgiving Potato Stuffing Balls with a Cranberry Center. Or you could take a quick peek at my savory tday roundup post.