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: