Apple Butter Ribs Apple Butter Ribs

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2005


Apple Butter Marinade:


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.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 400 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 540.0
  • Total fat 36 g
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g


  • Iron 12.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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