Maple Glazed Spareribs

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 25m
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"These yummy ribs are finger-licking sticky good! You may want to put finger bowls, warm water with lemon slices, on the table along with plenty of napkins when setting the table. Its easy peasy to make your own spice rub or barbecue glaze, so try it! You can also make these on the grill, just watch them carefully and cook on indirect heat. From Yankee Magazine, but you don't have to be a Yankee to enjoy 'em !!!! They are SO good!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.9 g)
  • Calories 509.7
  • Total Fat - 24.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 139.9 mg
  • Sodium - 345 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 31.6 g
  • Protein - 37.1 g
  • Calcium - 90.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1


Step 2

Rinse ribs with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Cut between the bones, and arrange in a 9x13" baking dish.

Step 4


Step 5

In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, paprika, salt, onion powder, and cayenne.

Step 6

Coat each rib with the rub and when done, cover pan with aluminum foil.

Step 7

Chill at least 2 hours to overnight.

Step 8

Remove ribs from refrigerator, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 9

When hot, transfer ribs, covered with foil, to oven and bake 30 minutes.

Step 10

Meanwhile, Make the Glaze:

Step 11

Put oil in a small saucepan, over med-high heat.

Step 12

Add garlic and onion, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Step 13

Add remaining ingredients. Whisk together, and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Step 14

Remove ribs from oven, and turn each one.

Step 15

Cover, and return to oven. Bake 30 minutes more.

Step 16

Remove, and baste with a third of the glaze, turning with tongs to coat.

Step 17

Return to oven uncovered, reduce heat to 325 degrees F, and bake until tender, 30 to 45 minutes more.

Step 18

Remove from the oven, and coat with another third of the glaze.

Step 19

Serve with remaining glaze on the side.

Tips & Variations

  • 9"x13" pan