The culinary world is always evolving to include new combinations of flavors, textures, and ingredients to surprise and delight. Dessert is a popular category for playing with unconventional approaches, because sugar binds unlikely flavors together. It is also the last impression of a meal, and successfully pulling off a bizarre dessert combination makes it something to remember. This roundup of recipes goes beyond now-normal additions such as zucchini and carrots in cakes, finding dishes that use cheap, everyday ingredients to make unusual pairings — often incorporating savory elements such as onions, hot peppers, or even garlic into sweet treats.
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