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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ABC Kitchen; New York City

Salted caramel ice cream sundae, $14
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and chef Dan Kluger run this acclaimed farm-to-table spot off Union Square. It's home to one of the city's cult sundaes. "It's like a deconstructed Snickers bar with salt," Vongerichten says. With a nod to the candy bar flavor profile, pastry chef Melody Lee's sweet-and-savory take on a classic sundae is transcendent, bringing together scoops of sea salted–caramel ice cream in a pool of rich chocolate fudge, garnished with crushed peanuts, whipped cream and a scattering of crunchy caramel-coated popcorn.

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