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Ribs with Plum Sauce

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 948 calories, 53g fat (20g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 2005mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 0 fiber), 55g protein.

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  • dzm388
    Aug 3, 2013

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  • 3boysd
    Jan 3, 2011

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

  • sunnynsher
    Dec 8, 2010

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