Oven Braised Apple BBQ Pork Ribs

Nor M.


I love ribs. I came up with this sweet and spicy Apple BBQ sauce. It is a great change from traditional BBQ sauce. No leftovers! We love it in my home. I am sure you will all as well! Enjoy!

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1 -2 racks of ribs. 2 1/2 cups sauce


10 Min


3 Hr





1 c
tomato ketchup
1 c
apple cider divided
2 tsp
yellow mustard
1 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cumin optional
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper( add more for extra spicy sauce)
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp
dark molasses
1/2 c
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
1 c
chopped onion ( i used a sweet onion)
1 c
finely chopped apple
2 clove
minced garlic
6 oz
can tomato paste


21/4 c
apple cider
2 c
apple bbq sauce
racks of baby back or spare ribs
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Chop Apple and onion.
Fry onion on medium high heat in oil. Cook until starting to caramelize. Add in chopped Apple and 1/4 cup Apple cider. Cook on medium stirring occasionally, until apples are softened, and cider cooks off. Add in the garlic. Cook for a minutes stirring. Remove from heat.
Place apples and onions in a food processor with 1/4 cup Apple cider. ( if needed add a bit more cider if it doesn't blend. Blend until it is a sauce consistency. Add mixture to a sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of cider And remaining ingredients except for tomato paste.
Stir occasionally and cook over medium heat for about 3o minutes. Add paste. Stir well and cook additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat. ( store in fridge or use right away)
Heat oven to 325 degree's
Foil line a sheet pan.
Turn rack of ribs over. Pull skin off the back. I insert a knife under the skin on one side separating it from meat. Grasp skin with paper towel and peel off.
Place 2 cups of Apple cider in foil lined pan. Stir in 1/2 cup of sauce. Place ribs on top of cider bone side down. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.
Spread 1 cup of sauce on top. Cover tightly with foil. Place in oven and bake 2-3 hours, or until ribs are almost falling off the bone.
Remove from oven. Heat oven to broil. Drain off liquid from pan. Baste top of ribs with sauce. Place back in oven on broil. Broil until sauce is a little sticky and lightly browned. About 5 minutes. Cut up and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids