If you want to eat dessert first, you're in good company (and the right place). Our tempting dessert recipes cover every angle, from light but luscious to no-holds-barred confections, cakes and pies.
Avocado lends itself perfectly to this twist on the Italian favorite. Its vibrant green color goes hand in hand with the pistachio’s natural hue and provides creaminess and richness without the need for dairy or eggs.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Without Refined Sugar
This classic chocolate cake is gluten and refined sugar free. With only wholesome and natural ingredients, it’s the best kind of dessert to indulge in.
Lemon-Pistachio Button Cookies
Cornmeal and pistachios lend a bright crunch to this recipe from Joanne Chang.
Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
Just in time for the holidays, try this luscious vegan coconut whip cream atop your desserts—or by itself. (We won’t tell!)
Vegan Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Custard Frosting, Orange Purée and Berry Sauce
Sirena Gourmet Latin Seafood Restaurant’s vegan Raw Carrot Cake harnesses the flavorful sweetness of carrots for a guilt-free dessert.
Spiced Chocolate & Sweet Potato Brownies
These gluten-free brownies are a magical snack as-is, and they plate beautifully with a spoonful of crème fraîche for a special dessert.
Blueberries are beautifully paired with whipped cream and melt-in-your-mouth shortcakes in this light dessert.
This smooth, crowd-pleasing sherbet is so fresh and easy to prepare—it’s sure to be a hit at your next cookout!
Simple Pumpkin Pie Bread
This delectable treat mimics traditional pumpkin loaf—only with healthier substitutions.
Quest Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes
Use a Quest protein bar to make these healthy, high-protein cheesecakes!
Ginger and Coconut Squash Tarts with a Pecan Oat Crust
These bites are a spicier version of the traditional pumpkin pie, and they have a crumbly crust full of seasonal flavors.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Made with homemade buttercup squash puree and Irish moss, this delicate holiday pie will have you remembering the taste for years to come.
Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
A creamy and sweet fall pie using dates for caramel sauce that will have your Thanksgiving guests fooled for the real thing.