11/20/2013 11:29 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

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 olives and blue cheese. Salt intensifies flavor and beautifully plays off sweetness. Here, pastry chefs and bakers who have mastered that crave-worthy balance of flavors. -- Megan Murphy

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America's Best Salty-Sweet Desserts