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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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 256017
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016 Edited Mar. 10, 2017

"Oh my gosh these ribs were really good. Not even any left over. Will be making them again but will have to double it."

s_pants User ID: 174050 229624
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015


jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 222100
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."

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 80111
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Very tender fall off the bone ribs."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 46474
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

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

afallen User ID: 5016389 45122
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

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

Navi66 User ID: 1504030 50014
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"My husband said these were the best ribs he's ever had!! I didn't find it that much work and will definately be adding them to our dinner rotation!"

reductionfetish User ID: 7010585 21809
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"These were outstanding ribs, especially considering the time involved. I joined this site just so I could comment. Truly unbelievable. I omitted/substituted ingredients here and there, but nothing that would greatly alter the overall product. I was very attentive to the basting, and then finished on about 400 degrees. I think this was key. Everyone raved and raved. A bit sweet for my taste, but no one else said a word. 6lbs of ribs went down quickly. Did it on a Friday night after a very tiring day and still found time to make rice and asparagus. Blew my mind that I could get ribs this good without using a grill."

Pam Posada User ID: 2909700 80110
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"These are really good!! easy too! I am making them again today. Being from St. Albans, Vt. I love everything that has good ol maple syrup in it."

[email protected] User ID: 6310198 21806
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"Very nice, simple recipe - I really like the added lemon flavor with the maple. Delicious!"

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