Ribs with Plum Sauce Recipe
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Ribs with Plum Sauce Recipe

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I found the recipe for this tangy-sweet basting sauce when a surplus of plums sent me searching for new ideas to use all the fruit. In summer, I like to finish the ribs on the grill, brushing on the sauce, after first baking them in the oven. — Marie Hoyer, Hodgenville, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 5 to 6 pounds pork spareribs
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup plum jam or apricot preserves
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced

Nutritional Facts

13 ounce-weight: 948 calories, 53g fat (20g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 2005mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 0 fiber), 55g protein.


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place with bone side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until ribs are tender; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; brush some of the sauce over ribs. Bake at 350° or grill over medium heat, uncovered, 30 minutes longer, turning and basting occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ribs with Plum Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p31

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3boysd User ID: 1074159 22754
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I make this often at our house. Except, I use whatever roast I have instead of the spareribs."

sunnynsher User ID: 5489348 47456
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"I made with apricot preserves. My husband and I love it. I made it so many times."

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