I love coming up with new recipes. I think this is my best sauce yet. It is sweet. It is spicy, and it has a little kick. It is not overly spicy. The Ribs fall off the bone. I love the oven method, because you get tender fall off the bone ribs. Nothing beats a rib like this in my opinion. You can use the sauce for Spare ribs or baby back. We are loving this one in my home. Take out the napkins and dig in. Enjoy!
Sauce: place pineapple juice and apricot preserves in sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat while stiring until preserves are liquified. Crush apricots with back of spoon while cooking.
Add the rest of the ingredients except for garlic. Stir well. Reduce heat to medium. Stir now and then.
While that is cooking. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a pan or any other oil. Cook the chopped garlic about one minute. You do not want it browned. Cook until slightly golden. Add to the sauce. Continue to cook sauce on low heat for about 30 minutes Simmering.
You can cook the sauce and refrigerate ahead of time. You can continue on with the rest of the the recipe. it is fairly straightforward and simple.
Foil line a large sheet pan. I use the heavy-duty wider foil. You can also use regular foil, and you can overlap in the middle and seal by folding it over together, so there is no leaking under foil.
Mix 1 cup of pineapple juice snd 1 cup of water together and pour on top of the foil lined pan.
Prepare the ribs. Heat oven to 325°
I usually get another sheet pan and place the ribs on the sheet pan. Flip ribs over so that the backside is facing you. slip a sharp knife under the skin that you see over the back of the Ribs. Start to the farthest side to the right or left. I am right-handed so I go to the right. Slip knife under skin and try to separate a little from the bone. Have some paper towels to grasp piece of skin that you lifted. Grasp the skin and Peel skin with a tight grip. Peel all the skin off the back.
Flip ribs over to top side, and place on sheet pan with pineapple juice and water mixture. Salt and pepper the top of the ribs and Rub in with your hands.
place about 3 to 4 tablespoons of sauce on top of ribs. Spread evenly coating top of ribs.
Place foil over ribs sealing tightly. if you do not have heavy duty aluminum foil. I would double up on regular. place in 325° oven on the rack. One down below center. set your timer for about three hours. uncover ribs after three hours and check. See if they are starting to fall off the bone or are tender. if not cover and keep baking and check in about another 15 minutes or so.
when ribs are cooked through. Remove foil. Drain off any remaining liquid in Pan. Brush bottom and top of ribs with sauce. Be careful they may fall apart. Place back in oven under broiler, or move to outside grill after 2 hours of oven time. Grilling on low for at least another hour. You can cut ribs into portions at this time about four ribs in a section for each person. Cook until sauce is sticky . Remove from oven or grill and serve.