Apple Butter Ribs
|Per serving: about||-|
|total fat||36 g|
|sat. fat||13 g|
- Portion size: 4
Apple butter is a dark, thick, fat-free apple spread that, combined with apple cider and cider vinegar, adds gloss and fruitiness to the ribs.
- 3 lb 3lbpork back ribs or pork side ribs, centre cut removed Apple Butter Marinade:
- 1/2 cup 1/2cupapple butter
- 1/4 cup 1/4cupapple cider or apple juice
- 2 tbsp 2tbspcider vinegar
- 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
- 1 tsp 1tspcrumbled dried sage
- 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
Pour enough water into shallow roasting pan to come scant 1/2 inch (1 cm) up side. Cut ribs into 2-rib portions; place, meaty side up, in single layer in water. Cover and steam-roast in 325°F (160°C) oven until meat is tender, 75 to 90 minutes. Transfer to large glass baking dish, discarding cooking liquid.
Apple Butter Marinade: In bowl, whisk together apple butter, apple cider, vinegar, mustard, sage and salt. Remove 1/4 cup (50 mL) and reserve for basting on grill. Brush remaining marinade all over ribs. Cover and refrigerate ribs and reserved marinade for 4 hours, turning and brushing ribs with marinade in dish at least once. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Place ribs on greased grill over medium-high heat; brush with any marinade left in dish. Close lid and grill, turning at least once and basting with reserved marinade, until browned and glossy, 10 to 15 minutes.
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2005