Maple Country Ribs Recipe
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Maple Country Ribs Recipe

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I brought this recipe with me from Quebec after my husband and I were married. The rich maple flavor impressed my in-laws the first time I made dinner for them.—Anne-Marie Fortin, Swanton, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

12 ounce-weight: 595 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein


  1. Place ribs in a Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place ribs in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour half over ribs.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until tender, basting often with remaining sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Maple Country Ribs in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p44

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Good recipe. I usually make my ribs in the crockpot, and I still prefer that way. Next time I'll use foil to cover my baking pan to help with cleanup."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Very tender fall off the bone ribs."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Delicious way to make ribs... and the Maple Syrup is the perfect touch of New England goodness!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

"I cook for 4 picky eaters, and they all LOVED this recipe! The flavors blend so nicely."

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