Cranberry-Glazed Spareribs Recipe
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Cranberry-Glazed Spareribs Recipe

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My mother would agree that coming up with foods that a husband and 13 children all liked could be a real challenge. Each and every one of us thought these ribs were delicious. Now my own family loves them, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-3/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

12 ounce-weight: 754 calories, 48g fat (18g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.


  1. Place ribs on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 12-20 minutes per side or until browned. Remove ribs from rack; drain drippings. Return ribs to pan.
  2. Combine brown sugar, flour, salt, mustard and cloves in a saucepan; gradually add cranberry juice, stirring until smooth. Add water, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over ribs.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Glazed Spareribs in Country Pork , p109

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