These oven-baked ribs are parboiled prior to baking in an spiced applesauce and brown sugar sauce.
3 cups applesauce
6 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
6 pounds spareribs
- In a heavy saucepan, combine applesauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cinnamon. Over medium-high heat, bring the sauce to boiling; cook for 2 minutes.
- Boil spareribs for 15 minutes in a saucepan; drain. Place in a baking dish and brush with the sauce.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes; turn, baste with the sauce, and continue baking for 45 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.