Baby Backribs with Apple-Butter Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 to 2 1/4 hours
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients:
  • Two racks Swift Premium® Pork Loin Backribs (5 to 5 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons apple pie spice blend
  • Apple-Butter Barbecue Sauce:
  • 2 cups apple butter
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 5 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
  1. For ribs, combine brown sugar, salt, and apple pie spice; rub on both sides of ribs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours.
  2. For sauce, combine apple butter, tomato paste, water, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat oven to 275°F. Pour 2 cups water in the bottom of a 13 x 10 1/2 inch broiler pan. Unwrap ribs; place, bone sides down, on broiler rack over the water. Tightly cover with heavy foil. Bake for 2 to 2 1/4 hours or until tender.
  4. Transfer ribs to cutting board and carefully discard water in broiler pan. Line broiling pan rack with the foil. Return ribs to foil-lined rack in broiler pan; generously brush with sauce.
  5. Preheat oven broiler. Broil ribs 4 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until heated through, turning over and brushing with sauce halfway through broiling. Heat remaining sauce in microwave until warm. Transfer ribs to cutting board. Cut into 6 to 8 portions; brush with heated sauce and serve with any remaining sauce.
Recipe Nutrition Overview
Per Serving
Calories
844
Total fat
56g
Saturated fat
20g
Cholesterol
165mg
Sodium
1268mg
Carbohydrate
40g
Fiber
1.6g
Protein
49g
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