Pork Back Ribs with Apple - Orange Sauce | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Down here in the South of the US we kind of get complacent about our Ribs; we can pretty much BBQ anytime we want, as the weather really never gets prohibitive for a long period of time; can’t do it this weekend cause of rain or low temps? All you have to do is wait a couple days and bingo out with the charcoal and wood chips and grill away! Well I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and it’s (unfortunately) just not that simple up there but you get the taste for those good ol ribs right about now (late Jan early Feb) and what you gonna do?

Here is a Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book answer. The really good part of this is the distinct blend of the Apple-Orange Sauce. I think it says Mid-West all over it, through it, and ummmm ummm! It’s a real chance even with a foot of snow outside your door, to fill the need, let that sweet texture of fall off the bone slow roasted glazed pork ribs to satisfy that urge, till the Grill can come out and fill the neighborhood with that joyus smell of ribs on the barbie.

For all my friends in the South you might want to try this one on the grill with some pecan chips smoking in the glaze, you’ll begin to understand why Chicago is called the City with Big Shoulders, (the bellies aint tiny either) Do Enjoy!!

Pre-heat oven to 350 deg (F)  177 (C)

1 cup Apple Cider

¼ cup Soy Sauce

1 tbsp Brown Sugar, packed

2 tsp Corn Starch

¼ tsp Ground Ginger

1 tbsp Chopped Dry Onions

1 cup Orange Marmalade

4 Lbs (1.8 Kilos) Pork Back Ribs, cut into pieces (one or two ribs per piece)

Prepare Apple-Orange Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine the cider, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and onions, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes, while stirring.
  2. Blend in the Marmalade and stir until the sauce is clear, set aside.

Cooking the Ribs

  1. Place the Ribs in a shallow baking pan, roast in the 350 degree preheated oven for thirty minutes, Remove and pour off the fat. Baste the meat with Cider Sauce.
  2. Reduce the heat to 275 and Cover with tin foil tent and cook for another 2 hours, basting with sauce every thirty minutes or so.

Some notes and variations

There are many variations of this is as well one that I came up with on my own was to substitute grape jelly for the orange marmalade. Your sauce won’t come clear when you prepare it, but just make sure that it is smooth and liquid. I like to add an 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon now and again as well it’s a great accent to the apple flavor.

Also I like particularly like this dish with Mac and cheese and carrots for a veggie. However you do it, Do Enjoy!!

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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Oh man, what a great cold-weather-cooked-on-the-grill meal! Fantastic! Thank you!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

It is a fav of mine Do Enjoy Candie!!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Hmrjmr1,

You have my mouth waterin' with this rib recipe!!!!!!!!!!!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Only one thing you can do then Tom, Get to The Grocery Store!! Do Enjoy


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Sounds so delicious Hmrjmr. I make my baby backs in the oven and the meat literally falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. Your recipe sounds wonderful.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

BPOP - Thanks BPOP give em a try and Do Enjoy!!


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amulets 6 years ago from Singapore

Another good recipe that makes my mouth watering. I always love eating as I have visited almost every restaurants and buffets that I can go and tasting those food. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

amulets - Thanks for stopping by Do Enjoy!!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Sounds absolutely delicious. Ribs are a favorite around this house and your recipe sounds good.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Pam - Thanks so much for stopping by, we are blessed with living in year round grill country, so either way you do them Do Enjoy!!


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Oh my! Sorry, can't comment, got to head to the store. Only two things on my list but they just became EXTREMELY important "need: ginger and cider"... :) Thanks for sharing.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Do enjoy Rope my Friend !! Thanks for stopping By!


lyricsingray 6 years ago

Dude, your always making me hungry. Love the way your present your hubs and the content always interests me. Thank you Kimberly xo


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Kimberly - Your kind words do humble me so, Thank you and Do Enjoy! XXOO


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Sounds delicious and you make it look so easy!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Ladyjane - Thanks so much and Do Enjoy!! (like the new Avatar)!!


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Army Infantry Mom 6 years ago

i seen the 2 words pork and reciepe,.. I am here !!! LOL. this sounds really good,.. you should put together a cookbook, I'd be your first buyer !!!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

AIM - Thanks for stopping by Hoping to have it ready in time for Mothers Day, over 350 recipes total! Thanks for Stopping by and Do Enjoy!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Oh, speak to me, baby!! This is my kinda meal!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Habee - I was thinking of you when I put this one on the web I figured you'd like it,,,Thanks o Thanks o muse o mine!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I had to read this one again! I think the guys are cooking ribs for us tomorrow!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Let us know how it goes Thanks habee!

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