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
Ingredients
4 1/2
pounds country-style pork ribs
 
Salt
 
Ground black pepper
1
cup apple jelly
3/4
cup bourbon
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup bottled barbecue sauce
1/2
cup cider vinegar
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
3
medium tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
Directions
  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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