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Forget the Butter! 18 Cozy Vegan Desserts to Make Right Now

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How is it possible to have a sweet, buttery apple crisp topping without so much as a hint of butter? Or chocolate mousse that's as decadent as dairy-heavy cousins? Or pecan pie that's not only vegan, but raw thanks to a dazzling mix of medjool dates and coconut oil?

They might not actually be magic (although we're not entirely convinced), but these vegan, fall-ready desserts are nothing short of bewitching. Here are 18 to try right now:

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20 Minute Apple Turnovers
20 Minute Apple Turnovers
Vegan Apple Crisp
Vegan Apple Crisp
Candy Apples, Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud's "Candy Apples"

Candy Apples, Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud's "Candy Apples" by Rebecca Firkser

Apples in Cardamom-Lime Syrup

Apples in Cardamom-Lime Syrup by Alice Medrich

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake
Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake
Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie
Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie
Coconut Cajeta & Chocolate Fondue

Coconut Cajeta & Chocolate Fondue by hardlikearmour

Mocha Whiskey Mousse Tart with Pretzel Crust

Mocha Whiskey Mousse Tart with Pretzel Crust by Rebecca Firkser

Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Soft Batch Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Vanilla Spice Cookies with Chocolate Chunks (Vegan, too!)

Chewy Vanilla Spice Cookies with Chocolate Chunks (Vegan,... by Amanda Hesser

Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting by Gena Hamshaw

Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Citrus and Ginger
Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Citrus and Ginger
Baked Halva
Baked Halva
Sweet Vegan Chickpea Crêpes

Sweet Vegan Chickpea Crêpes by Gena Hamshaw

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse by zora

Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates
Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates
Vegan Date Nut Bread
Vegan Date Nut Bread

What vegan desserts are you making right now? Tell us in the comments below!


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