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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Poppy; Seattle

Nutter-Butter squares, $16 (part of the dessert thali for two)
A consistent element of Poppy's dessert thali, these tiny squares deliver complex flavors and textures—salty, sweet, dense and flaky all at once. The bottom nutter-butter layer is made with feuilletine wafers, with a crisp that's reminiscent of a sugar ice cream cone. A thick coating of white chocolate salted caramel ganache tops the buttery cubes. "The texture comes from the white chocolate," says former pastry chef Dana Cree, who introduced the recipe to this Capitol Hill restaurant several years ago. Their popularity keeps them on the menu today.

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