This weekend I need to decide what I’m making for Thanksgiving, and make a list to shop for the ingredients. When the whole family is together, my parents always make pumpkin pie and apple pie for Thanksgiving dessert, so for me the holiday isn’t complete without pie. And there’s no reason that anyone has to miss out on dessert, because with the right recipes and ingredients, vegan baking is no harder than regular baking. This past week we were visiting my grandma in Arizona, and my mom veganized her coffee cake recipe on the fly by replacing the egg with applesauce and the butter with olive oil. We were all surprised that it was so easy to convert, and just as delicious as the conventional version. In fact she said using olive oil instead of butter for the streusel topping was easier. (I should get the recipe from her and share it here.) But if you don’t want to risk converting a recipe you already have, you could start with one of these dessert recipes that look perfect for Thanksgiving.
Row 1: Pecan pie bars | Salted caramel apple pie
Row 2: No bake vegan blackberry raspberry cheesecake | Apple gingerbread cake
Row 3: Pear galette with rooibos vanilla glaze | Mini pumpkin pecan pies
Row 4: Vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie | No bake peanut butter pie
That salted caramel apple pie is calling my name, so I may have to try that one. What are you making for Thanksgiving dessert?