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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tasty Appetizer - Maple-Apple Party Riblets

We had these for dinner the other night.  Huge hit.  Both of The Children love ribs, and even though these are not your traditional bbq-saucy type ribs, they loved them.

Maple-Apple Party Riblets

2 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut across bones to form riblets
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup apple jelly
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Heat oven to 450F.  Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil.  Cut ribs into individual riblets.  Place, meaty side down, in foil line pan;  cover with foil.  Bake at 450F for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients;  mix well.  Cover over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until hot and well blended, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.

Reduce over temperature to 350F.  Remove ribs from oven.  Uncover;  drain liquid from ribs.  Turn ribs meaty side up;  brush with syrup mixture.

Bake uncovered, at 350F for 30 minutes.  Brush with syrup mixture;  bake and additional 10 - 15 minutes or until ribs are tender and glazed.

I thought these were a little on the sweet side and would add some spice, if, that is, The Children were not going to be eating them.  Either way, we had nothing left at the end of the meal, which is always a good thing.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I need to try this on ribs sometime, sounds awesome! We love ribs too! :) Thanks so much for entering it in the Iron Chef Mom Link up/Contest last week! We can't wait to see what chocolate recipes you have this week to share! Hope to see you again this week! :)
    Mackenzie from the Iron Chef Mom Team :)