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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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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 256017
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016 Edited Mar. 10, 2017

"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 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."

[email protected] 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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