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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


No special items needed.

11 Reviews


These ribs are GOOD! They came out so nice and tender and packed with delicious apple flavors. I followed all as directed, except, finished them off in the broiler instead of the outdoor grill after applying the bbq sauce (used Bulls Eye brand). As Breezer suggested, these are excellent before applying the bbq sauce, but either way, with or without the bbq sauce, they are so very tasty. Thanks, Marra, for sharing! Made it for Beach Party - summer tag game and Pick Me tag.


review by:
(28 Aug 2021)


Great ribs, fall off the bone tender. Next time I'll leave the barbecue sauce off so I can enjoy more of that apple glaze flavor. I cheated and took a small taste before applying the barbecue sauce, and loved the apple glaze!! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe.


review by:
(12 Jul 2021)


We barbecued these over indirect heat on the grill and they were mouth wateringly delicious!


review by:
(6 Jul 2021)


Excellent ribs with a very tasty glaze!


review by:
(5 Nov 2020)

Shar Pei

Deliciously apple flavored with a little heat. Meat is tender and yummy! I have added them to my summer rotation, and may even try them in the oven.


review by:
(18 Aug 2020)


Great tasting ribs and easy! Just what I like. Family enjoyed these very much. Potato and Broccoli Salads were so good with it!


review by:
(24 May 2020)

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