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Maple Country Ribs

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


  • 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


  • Place ribs in a Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Place ribs in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour half over ribs.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until tender, basting often with remaining sauce.
Nutrition 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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  • Ruffshse
    Oct 27, 2016

    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
    Jul 15, 2015


  • jmkasprak
    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
    Oct 29, 2014

    Very tender fall off the bone ribs.

  • zookeeperk
    Jan 2, 2014

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

  • afallen
    Jun 20, 2013

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

  • Navi66
    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
    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
    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.

  • kraidotsy
    Apr 13, 2012

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