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Smoky-Sweet Slow Baked Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time1 d
Cook Time3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time1 d 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Pam Nelson


  • Dry rub for ribs to taste (click link up above for the recipe)
  • 1 rack of baby back pork ribs
  • 2 cups apple cider juice


  • Prepare the dry rub - click link up above for the recipe.
  • Remove the silverskin membrane from the back of the ribs. Click the link up above for instructions..
  • Place the ribs on a rimmed baking sheet then season both sides of the ribs well with the dry rub mixture.
  • Place into the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the ribs from the refrigerator an hour before baking so they can come to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Place the ribs on wire cooling racks in the same rimmed baking sheet you marinated the meat in.
  • Pour 1 cup of apple cider into the bottom of the baking sheet.
  • Place the ribs into the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Rotate the baking sheet and add another 1 cup of apple cider into the bottom of the baking sheet.
  • Continue to bake for another 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat pulls apart from the bones.
  • Heat the oven to broil to caramelized the ribs.
  • Watch the meat carefully as it caramelizes so it doesn't burn! Remove and serve. Enjoy.