David Lebovitz Makes Ketchup Macarons
After seeing the recipe for ketchup macarons (with cornichons) in Pierre Hermé's cookbook Macarons, David Lebovitz went ahead and made them: "If you think that sounds odd, if you think about it, tomatoes are a fruit and ketchup is really a spiced and sweetened paste made from them."
His conclusion? "The taste wasn't bad and I could imagine these as a savory-sweet hors d'œuvre, rather than for dessert—which I think is what they're intended for. I don't think I'll make them again..."