Maple-Apple Party Riblets

Asian-inspired riblets are coated with a sweet-salty basting sauce. They're finger-licking-good!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

2
lb pork back ribs, cut across bones to make riblets
1/2
cup real maple syrup
1/4
cup apple jelly
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Place meaty sides down in foil-lined pan; cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, stir together remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot and well blended. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Remove ribs from oven. Uncover; drain liquid from ribs. Turn ribs meaty sides up; brush with 1/2 of syrup mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Brush with remaining syrup mixture; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until ribs are tender and glazed.

Expert Tips

Ask the meat cutter at your supermarket to cut the ribs across the bones to form these mini ribs.

To reduce stress the day of your party, bake these riblets up to 2 days ahead of time, then tightly wrap and refrigerate them. To reheat them for serving, cover the pan and bake the riblets at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until they're hot.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.