'When planning to make ribs one day, I remembered that a friend had given me homemade plum jelly,' relates Ila Mae Alderman from Galax, Virginia. 'I stirred some into the sauce for a pleasant fruity accent.'

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5 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place ribs in two ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes; drain. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Set aside 3/4 cup sauce for serving.

  • Brush ribs with some of the remaining sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until ribs are tender, turning and basting frequently with remaining sauce. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 44.6g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 26.9g; cholesterol 167.8mg; sodium 664.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a great quick-&-easy sauce for ribs. I added a lot more heat for our preference, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Our ribs were boneless, and fall-apart tender. Excellent, thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really hit the spot on a hungry day. This is sure to please all of my family. OFCOURSE I AM SNACKING BEFORE THEY GET HOME! Give this a try. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The sauce is excellent and it's a great alternative to barbecue sauce. I haven't tried it yet but I think this would work good in the slow cooker too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this recipe. Follow exactly as written and they will be good. I used leftover sauce to saute cabbage as a side dish. Great complement, especially with the same sauce. I too added extra hot sauce. To Luvmykids... You definitely need to use regular Chili sauce from the ketchup aisle. For the plum preserves, see if you can find Bonne Maman Damsonplum Preserves. I almost missed it because I was looking for just the word plum. Please try it again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This recipe looked so good so I tried it. Think I did something wrong. I wasn't sure what chili sauce to buy so I bought chili garlic (Asian isle) and then my store doesn't carry plum preservers so I substituted plum sauce. Well not what I had expected. Am willing to try this again if the author can state what bottle chili sauce she used. Read More