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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


  • 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


  • 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

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

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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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6310198 21806
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

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

Mel_G. User ID: 6108001 46472
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Very good flavor. My fiancee and I very much enjoyed these ribs."

Bml850709 User ID: 6233104 80109
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"smells wonderful can't wait to try it!!!!"

kcheyoreo User ID: 4629764 26425
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"i changed this a bit. i left out the ketsup, used orange juice instead of lemon juice and i used cayenne pepper instead of paprika. i also used my homemade chunky applesauce."

janetbmartin User ID: 800380 47721
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"This sauce is wonderful! It was so good on pork ribs that we cooked a turkey breast in the slowcooker, spooned off the fat and liquid, then basted the turkey with half the sauce. We heated and served the rest like gravy. My son-in-law (who doesn't like turkey) ate seconds. Versatile, easy and delicious!"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 54070
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"It's recipes like this one which has made Taste of Home practically the only food magazine/cookbooks I use anymore. This is excellent and very easy! My husband and sons loved it. As a home care nurse, I am always looking for simple recipes that taste great like this one, as I don't have a lot of time for cooking. Thanks, Anne-Marie for this "Blue Ribbon" recipe."

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