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Cranberry-Glazed Spareribs

My mother would agree that coming up with foods that a husband and 13 children all liked could be a real challenge. Each and every one of us thought these ribs were delicious. Now my own family loves them, too!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-3/4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Place ribs on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 12-20 minutes per side or until browned. Remove ribs from rack; drain drippings. Return ribs to pan.
  • Combine brown sugar, flour, salt, mustard and cloves in a saucepan; gradually add cranberry juice, stirring until smooth. Add water, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over ribs.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender.
Nutrition Facts
12 ounce-weight: 754 calories, 48g fat (18g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.

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