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Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs to 7 hrs  (low) or 3 to 3-1/2 hours (high)
Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 - 5  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.

From the Test KitchenFor easy cleanup:
  • Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once ribs are finished cooking, remove the ribs from your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Nutrition Facts (Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 588,
  • Fat, total (g) 20,
  • chol. (mg) 123,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 58,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 46,
  • pro. (g) 32,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 443,
  • Potassium (mg) 687,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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