Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
4 HR 30 MIN
Serves : 4
© Quentin Bacon

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 250°. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the sugar with the garlic salt, chile powder, salt, black pepper, celery salt, cayenne, cinnamon and white pepper. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the spice mix to a medium bowl and whisk in the cider, apple jelly, honey and the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.

Step 2    

Pull the membrane off the underside of each rib rack using a towel to grasp the corner. On a rimmed baking sheet, rub the ribs with the remaining spice mix; bake, meaty side up, for 2 1/2 hours. Pour the cider mixture over the ribs and turn to coat. Tightly cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Step 3    

Light a grill. Uncover the ribs and brush with the barbecue sauce; grill over moderate heat, turning and brushing, until glazed, 15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes, then cut between the bones and serve.

Suggested Pairing

A bold red is a great choice for ribs, and Syrah's sweet spice is delicious with this apple glaze. Try one from California or Washington state.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 5256

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: SLRG

Review Body: Pretty good. Will probably revise a bit and try again. I felt I ran short on having enough rub and would make more next time so I could liberally coat the ribs. Ribs were beautifully lacquered and sauce is sweet but not overly. They have a nice apple scent about them but it's not too much. Several things I would do next time..... #1 I would probably brine the ribs first . They were certainly juicy and tender but not quite as tender as we like. #2 I would make more rub so I can use it generously #3 The directions should say that the grill should be heated and then only one burner left on so the ribs can cook over indirect heat and not scorch. There's alot of sugar in the rub and sauce which makes them an easy burn possibility. #4 I had apple wood chips in a smoker box on the direct burner too which added a nice smoky flavor. An easy option to add to your process #5 We used BBQ sauce at the end but added some honey to the sauce too before brushing on the ribs. Overall good with a little different twist using the apple ingredients. Nice to precook in oven rather than roasting in the summer heat for hours!

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2017-07-05