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Ribs with Blackberry Sauce

Dark, rich and sticky-sweet, these two-bite single-rib portions make for easy handling. Pass the moist towelettes.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces


  • 3 lb (1.5 kg) 3lb (1.5 kg)pork back ribs, centre cut removed

Spice Rub:

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchili powder
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspdry mustard
  • 3 3garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspcinnamon


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupblackberry jam
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupketchup
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp 2tspminced gingerroot
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
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Pour enough water into shallow roasting pan to come scant 1/2 inch (1 cm) up side. Add ribs, meaty side up. Cover and cook in 325°F (160°C) oven for 80 to 90 minutes or until meat is tender. Drain; transfer ribs to cutting board. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into 1-rib portions.

Spice Rub: In large glass baking dish, combine chili powder, mustard, garlic, salt and cinnamon; rub all over ribs. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Sauce: In small saucepan, combine blackberry jam, ketchup, vinegar, ginger and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Strain through fine sieve into bowl, pressing on solids. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)

Place ribs, meaty side down, on rack on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes.

Brush ribs with half of the sauce; broil until bubbling, about 2 minutes. Turn and brush with remaining sauce; broil until sauce forms bubbling glaze, about 2 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 103 pro 6g total fat 6g sat. fat 2g
carb 6g fibre 0 chol 14mg sodium 118mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 3 vit A 2 vit C 3
folate 2
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