These baked ribs are easy to make, and have a sweet tangy flavor that everyone will love.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.

  • In a bowl, mix the applesauce, syrup, lemon juice, ketchup, paprika, cinnamon, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Place ribs in the prepared baking dish, and brush with 1/2 the sauce. Bake uncovered, basting frequently with remaining sauce, for 1 1/2 hours, until done.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 46.4g 15% DV; fat 30.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 120.1mg 40% DV; sodium 417.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
I just happen to find 3 pounds of pork ribs buried in my freezer and whipped this recepie together is about 20 minutes. I added about two cups of smokey bbq sauce and did what one of the other reviews said by adding all the sauce and covering it until the last 15 minutes. Flipped it half way through as well. One word review: Unreal!!! Cheers mate! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2012
Not good Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
I just happen to find 3 pounds of pork ribs buried in my freezer and whipped this recepie together is about 20 minutes. I added about two cups of smokey bbq sauce and did what one of the other reviews said by adding all the sauce and covering it until the last 15 minutes. Flipped it half way through as well. One word review: Unreal!!! Cheers mate! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2005
My family loved this. The only change I'd make is to boil the ribs longer. I say 20 minutes instead of the 10 recommended. I feel this would make the meat more tender. I started to follow the previous reviewer and covered it in the beginning. After 20 minutes when I went to baste, I noticed the sauce was still thin and worried about it remaining that way during the whole baking process. So I uncovered it for the rest of the time. The sauce thickened perfectly and was very tasty. Remember to turn ribs and baste every 15 min or so. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
This was so good. My husband made it. He doubled the recipe and put all the sauce over the ribs basted them while cooking. He also put aluminum foil over them took it off 15 minutes before they were done. They were sweet and tender. We made this twice in the past week. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2009
Sooo good great sauce so tender, they just fell off the bone!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2006
The ribs were tasty but the sauce dried up during cooking. Will make this again though as it is easy and good but will pour over all the sauce at once and cover for most of the cooking time. I made half the recipe of sauce again and poured over the left over ribs and this was terrific. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2005
Wow! I came home for work wasn't sure how to fix the country ribs I had in the fridge. Then I found this recipe. My husband loved it! I did not add the lemon juice because I did not have any but it was still delicious with out it. I will use it agin. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2008
I liked this but it was a little too sweet. If I made this again I would try adding dry mustard and maybe some Worcestershire to balance out some of that sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2009
This recipe is very good. Next time I will "tweat" the spices. Before serving I recommmend cutting the ribs in pieces and placing the "sauce" in a saucepan and boil for 5-10 mins. to thicken. Pour over meat and serve. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2008
This is a good recipe. I added half of the sauce and covered the pan with foil for the first half of the cooking time. The last half of the cooking time I uncovered it and added the rest of the sauce. It was very tasty and moist. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2012
Not good Read More
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