America's Best Salty-Sweet Desserts

Pastry chefs all over the country are infusing their desserts with salty and savory elements—from bacon and salted caramel to black olive...
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Huckleberry Bakery and Café; Los Angeles

Salted caramel squares, 75 cents
Tiny in size, yet bold in flavor, these bars are a customer favorite and one of the Santa Monica shop's best sellers. "My obsession with salty and sweet runs long and deep; it's one of my favorite things," says chef/baker/co-owner Zoe Nathan. "Maybe it's from our childhood... everyone seems to love it." Layering tender salted caramel (made with real vanilla bean) atop a dense, buttery pastry crust delivers a dynamic texture punch.

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