Easy Vegan Cakes and Pies

Alicia’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie

Yep, it’s famous. I am the official sweet potato pie maker for my family. It isn’t a holiday if my pie isn’t there. This was a hard recipe to veganize, since traditionally, I used condensed milk and egg whites to make my pies. But after a little tweaking, my famous sweet potato pie is now vegan and still a hit. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food Experiment, 2009).

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Cocoa Mock Mince Pie

Mince pies are a long-standing Christmas tradition, but of course the standard versions use mincemeat or suet. Nineteenth-century American housewives began making mock mince pies, and they’re so good that I suspect no one ever missed the meat. This version has an additional twist—a bit of cocoa for a deep, rich flavor. more→

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Chocolate-Covered Winter Fruit Pie


Both healthy and decadent, this pie is filled with favored winter fruits including apple, orange, banana, and pear, and made fragrant with spices and liqueur. Adapted from Vegetariana* by Nava Atlas. more→

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Apple-Walnut Cobbler (Wheat-free)

Apples and cinnamon

Maple syrup brushed on the warm cobbler adds color and shine to the other-wise pale topping. And don’t save this excellent cobbler for wheat-sensitive people only; everyone will like it. Contributed by Fran Costigan from More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally* more→

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Cranberry Walnut Pie with Nutty Wheat Pie Crust

Toss showy cranberries, walnuts, and raisins into a pie crust and the result is a stunning dessert that features a zippy sweet-and-tart flavor. This tantalizing treat is an ideal, easy-to-prepare, make-ahead holiday dessert. more→

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Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

double layer pumpkin cheesecake

Thanksgiving isn’t the same without pumpkin pie. But if you’re looking for something different and delicious that your guests willl go crazy over, you’ve found it. Recipe and photos contributed by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. more→

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Vanilla Cake

This cake is delicious with your favorite frosting, and also tastes great served with all-fruit preserves and sliced fruit.  Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes(Sterling, ©2011). more→

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

This pie is rich and decadent, so a little slice will do. Serve portions with vanilla nondairy ice cream or whipped cream, sorbet, or a fresh fruit sauce. Contributed by Dreena Burton, from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan.* more→

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