Recipes and Cooking Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs 3.7 (84) 7 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 9, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Slow Cook Time: 6 hrs Total Time: 6 hrs 15 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 ½ - 5 pound country-style pork ribs Salt Ground black pepper 1 cup apple jelly ¾ cup bourbon ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup bottled barbecue sauce ½ cup cider vinegar ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 3 medium tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and quartered Directions 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. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 hours. 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. To serve, transfer ribs to a serving platter. Strain cooking liquid and serve with ribs. Peter Krumhardt For 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 588 Calories 20g Fat 58g Carbs 32g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 588 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 123mg 41% Sodium 443mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 58g 21% Total Sugars 46g Protein 32g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 687mg 15% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg Vitamin B-6 1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.