20 + Festive Vegan Holiday Desserts

Enjoy the holiday season with over 20 vegan holiday desserts. From Thanksgiving apple crumble to a Christmas pavlova, many desserts make the holidays perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike!

collage of four desserts, poached pears, apple crumble, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake.

Christmas and Thanksgiving are a time to celebrate with loved ones and indulge in your favorite treats. As vegans, we take pride in knowing that our desserts can rival or, dare I say, surpass their non-vegan counterparts. The recipes in this collection have several of your favorite recipes that have been vegainzied.

During Thanksgiving, enjoy the comforting flavors of fall with a cozy apple crumble, pecan, sweet potato, or pumpkin pie. Enjoy the elegance of red wine-poached pears, a stunning pavlova, or classic madeleines when Christmas rolls around.

In addition to being vegan, several recipes are gluten-free, ensuring something for everyone this holiday season.

Finally, if you want to give vegan cookies for the holidays, I have compiled 20 of the best vegan cookie recipes for your next cookie gift box!

Vegan Holiday Desserts – Thanksgiving and Christmas

Vegan Pumpkin Pie (GF)

Hands down, the BEST Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe! This easy-from-scratch recipe is allergy-free, healthy, and delicious! Smooth, creamy pumpkin filling and a flaky, buttery crust topped with dairy-free whipped cream! A slice of this classic homemade pie is just what you need for a Thanksgiving or holiday dessert that will wow everyone!

Poached Pears in Red Wine

These red wine-poached pears make a sophisticated dessert for your holiday table. Enjoy this delicious sweet treat as is or serve them with vegan vanilla ice cream or whipped coconut cream.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

This delicious sweet potato pie is the best holiday dessert! This pie is a delightful fall treat that everyone will enjoy, topped with coconut milk, whipped cream, and a dash of cinnamon.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles with Ginger and Orange

Vegan chocolate truffles with bright winter flavors of ginger and orange. These are so easy, and you can’t beat the taste, even though they’re made with coconut cream instead of dairy.

Vegan Pavlova

The best Vegan Pavlova recipe is made with aquafaba and topped with non-dairy whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and crunchy pistachios. This eggless, gluten-free, dairy-free pavlova tastes just like a traditional pavlova, with a light and fluffy marshmallow-like inside and an ultra-crispy crust on the outside.

Piece of baklava resting on a knife.

Vegan Baklava Recipe with Time-Saving Hack

Vegan baklava made with phyllo dough, walnuts, and maple syrup. Absolutely no animal products are used. PS – Tastes better than ever!

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Baked vegan pumpkin cheesecake packed with pumpkin flavor and spices has a crunchy ginger cookie crust and optional caramel pecan topping.

Vegan Pecan Pie

The Best Pecan Pie Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free, sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy this secretly healthy pecan pie with homemade crust and sweet pecan filling.

Vegan Apple Crumble

Vegan Crumble is comfort food for your soul! This easy recipe is made with fresh apples. By using plant-based butter, this recipe is vegan.

Cupcake that has been bitten into.

Vegan Chai Cupcakes

This simple Vegan Chai cupcake recipe will turn everyone’s favorite sweet and spicy tea into a delectable dessert. These tasty treats are made with mostly pantry ingredients and less than 20 minutes of active work and are perfect for cold-weather gatherings and holiday parties.

Mint Chocolate Truffles – 3 Ingredients!

These decadent mint chocolate truffles are perfect for Christmas!

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake (GF)

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake recipe you’ll ever make! Moist, perfectly spiced, not-too-sweet, and with just the right amount of texture, this super easy carrot cake is made in one bowl! A classic allergy-free dessert recipe that’s nut-free and tied all together with a homemade delicious and tangy dairy-free cream cheese frosting!

Festive Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs

These Festive Christmas Hot Cocoa Bombs are the most fun and decadent way to warm up this season. Plus, they make the best homemade gifts!

Cinnamon Baked Pears with Crunchy Walnuts

This recipe makes a cozy treat for two. Cinnamon and pears are a tasty match when topped off with yogurt and walnuts!

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This Vegan Gingerbread Loaf Cake is so moist and delicious! Perfectly spiced and topped with incredible orange icing!

Spiced Poached Pears (without wine)

Spiced poached pears in apple juice are flavorful and easy to make on the stovetop. Enjoy with friends and family during the holidays as a fun vegan dessert!

Coconut Snowmen

These cute coconut snowmen are easy and fun to prepare and are perfect for Christmas or Winter! They consist of 2-ingredient coconut truffles and store-bought decorations.

No-Bake Mini Chocolate Christmas Puddings

You’ll need six ingredients to make these no-bake mini chocolate Christmas puddings! They are delightful bite-sized bonbons of delicious Christmas pudding, chocolate, and maple syrup.

4-Ingredient Fruit Cake (GF)

So easy and very delicious, this Four Ingredient Fruit Cake is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. It’s the perfect holiday treat.

Hand reaching for a bar.

Paleo Pecan Bars

Perfectly tender Honeycrisp apples are smothered with a sweet and crunchy oatmeal topping in this gluten-free apple crisp. It’s a wonderful fall treat, spiced with fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg.

Vegan Silken Peppermint Pie

This vegan chocolate peppermint pie combines a chocolate pie crust with a creamy silken-tofu chocolate-peppermint filling, all topped off with crushed candy canes, and is the perfect fuss-free holiday dessert.

Vegan Madeleines

Light, airy, and fluffy vegan madeleines combine 10 ingredients in under 30 minutes. They have a moist and tender center with perfectly golden crisp edges. Perfect for the holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah.

Did you make any of these desserts? Leave a comment below or take a picture and tag me on Instagram. I love to see how they turned out.

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