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Tricky Desserts Made Vegan (and Easy)

You can still satisfy your sweet tooth without dairy or eggs. These three fancy, party-worthy desserts are easy to make and don't require a lot of hard-to-find ingredients.

Cakes, cookies and brownies are generally pretty easy to make vegan. But what about French pastries, meringues, custards and other dishes that rely on eggs, cream and lots of butter for flavor and structure? They’re trickier—but we have tricks of our own. Try these three fancy, party-worthy desserts—easy enough for someone with even basic culinary skills.

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Photography by Lisa Turner

Tangy and sweet lemon pie filling is topped with an airy aquafaba meringue.

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Profiteroles with Espresso Creme

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Photography by Lisa Turner

Pâte à choux dough is a very egg-rich dough that can then be filled with luscious creamy pastry cream custard. These profiteroles are made with vegan eggs and butter to create a rich and creamy dessert.

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Raspberry-Lime Panna Cotta

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Photography by Lisa Turner

This chilled dessert, usually made with gelatin and heavy cream, is a classic in Italian cuisine. Our vegan version is thickened with agar, a gelatin substitute derived from algae; you’ll find it most natural foods stores or Asian markets.

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