Vegan Apple Pie
This holiday beauty proves just how delicious special-diet desserts can taste. The pate brisee for this pie is made with safflower oil, not butter, so vegans can dig in.
Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar
No-bake, vegan, gluten-free—this decadent dessert has a lot going for it. Dark chocolate is layered with a crunchy-chewy mixture of walnuts, dates, and peanut butter in a loaf pan, then finished with more nuts and flaky salt.
These stewed apples go well with whole-grain waffles, pancakes, oatmeal or other hot breakfast cereals.
Roasted Papaya with Brown Sugar
Roasting halved papayaswith brown sugar and gingerdeepens the fruit's naturalsugars; a dash of cayenneand a squeeze of lime furtherenliven the dish.
Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie
Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie adds a layer of spice that'll give your morning a kick.
Candied Pumpkin Slices
This recipe works best with firm orange-skinned pumpkins, such as 'Cheese' or 'Small Sugar Pie.'
Lightened Rice Pudding
This gently spiced, vanilla-scented pudding is so velvety you'd never suspect that it's made with skim milk instead of regular. It can also be served warm. This recipe was submitted by Samuel Shaffer of New York City.
Spiced Carrot Cake
Cinnamon is commonly used to spice carrot cake but we recommend using cardamom here.
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies
These little pies with heart-healthy blueberries will please grownups and children alike.