With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.




Caramel Apple Goldrush

If only Mom’s apple pie was this good. Fresh baked pie crust packed with sweet, juicy Fuji apples and caramel sauce.

Longhorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Pie

10 caramel candies
1/3 cup flour
3 cups apples, chopped
2/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1 (9 inch) frozen pie crust

Combine the 10 caramel candies, each cut into 4 pieces, and flour, apples, caramel topping, and the lemon juice; mix well. Pour mixture into frozen pie crust and sprinkle with the pecan pieces. Bake at 375 degrees on a preheated baking sheet for 40 to 45 minutes. Do not refrigerate.

Source:  Cooks.com

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