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Maple Country Ribs Recipe

Maple Country Ribs Recipe

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 YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (12 ounces) equals 595 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 129 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.