Traditional dessert eaters favor classic fare such as cheesecake or brownies a la mode, but adventurous diners crave something more, even if it's salty or savory. Arizona pastry chefs Tracy Dempsey of Cowboy Ciao and Monica X. Castillo of RadioMilano have served such unusual treats as Apple-smoked bacon brittle and olive-oil cake paired with homemade jam and creme fraiche.

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