“If only Mom’s apple pie was this good,” says the LongHorn Steakhouse online menu. It’s referring to the Caramel Apple Goldrush, a “fresh baked pie crust packed with sweet, juicy Fuji apples, vanilla bean ice cream, drizzled with made-in-house Maker’s Mark bourbon-caramel sauce and raspberry sauce.”
Let’s leave Mom out of this. There’s no way she would have packed 1,640 calories and 25 grams (more than a day’s worth) of saturated fat into one serving of apple pie. Don’t blame it on the apples. The culprit is mostly the thick wrap-around pie crust—not to mention the sugary sauces, filling, and ice cream.
Every other LongHorn dessert that serves one diner—from the Bananas Foster Cheesecake to the Ultimate Brownie Sundae, Mountain Top Cheesecake, and Molten Lava Cake—has fewer calories. And they sound more decadent than “juicy Fuji apples.”
Ordering a Goldrush is like having a full rack of LongHorn’s Baby Back Ribs with a side of Seasoned French Fries for dessert after you’ve polished off your LongHorn steak dinner.
“We believe in offering our guests a broad range of dining experiences that appeal to a variety of taste and dietary preferences…” says LongHorn’s Web site.
So some guests prefer a dining experience that leaves them with two dinners’ worth of calories?
You’d never get that baloney past Mom.
Tell Darden Restaurants what you think of their excessive dessert: (407) 245-4000.
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- Is one slice worth 4 ½ hours of aerobics? See: This Cheesecake Factory Dessert is Definitely on Our List of What Not to Eat