Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs

Old-fashioned cooking apples such as Rome, MacIntosh, Northern Spy, or Jonathan taste perfect with these country-style ribs. Tart eating apples, such as Gripps Pink and Granny Smith, make the ribs delicious, too.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Slow Cook: 6 hrs to 7 hrs (low) or 3 to 3-1/2 hours (high)
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Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs
4 1/2
pounds country-style pork ribs
Ground black pepper
cup apple jelly
cup bourbon
cup packed brown sugar
cup bottled barbecue sauce
cup cider vinegar
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
medium tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper; place in a 6-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl whisk together jelly, bourbon, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, vinegar, and the 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Pour bourbon mixture over ribs in the cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Add apples to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours more or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours more or until apples and ribs are tender.
  4. To serve, transfer ribs to a serving platter. Strain cooking liquid and serve with ribs.
Nutrition Facts (Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs)
    Per serving:
  • 588 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 123 mg chol.,
  • 443 mg sodium,
  • 58 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 46 g sugar,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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