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

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:

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

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1 Comment

Charlie K. October 21, 2016
That apple turnover recipe is not vegan.