Apple-Glazed Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time
Cook Time
5h 30m
Ready In

"Lots of cooking time in the oven but well worth it. Then grill with your favorite bbq sauce."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (627.8 g)
  • Calories 1275.7
  • Total Fat - 55.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 335.7 mg
  • Sodium - 2617.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 86.6 g
  • Protein - 90.9 g
  • Calcium - 171.3 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.8 mg

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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I cut way back on the cayenne pepper to a couple of pinches to keep the heat to a minimum. Came out very flavorful and tender as can be. Loved these ribs!

review by:
(12 Aug 2019)


Amazing ribs! You have got to make them!!

review by:
(24 Apr 2019)