Apple Butter Ribs

Pork loin ribs oven-poached in apple cider vinegar and white wine and finished off with apple butter barbecue sauce.


1 1/2 slabs ribs (about 3 pounds)

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup white wine

1 1/2 cups jarred apple butter

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce

2 teaspoons pepper

1 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In large pan, arrange ribs in a single layer.  Pour vinegar and wine over, cover with heavy foil and bake one hour.

Make sauce:  In a medium saucepan, combine apple butter, ketchup, Worchestershire sauce, pepper and salt.  Bring to a boil and simmer five minutes.

Grill ribs, brushing sauce on both sides and turning several times so you can a nice sear on the ribs.  When lightly blackened, they're ready to serve.  Serves 6 - 8.