BBQ Apple Butter Baked Ribs

BBQ Apple Butter Baked Ribs baked with a kickin' dry rub and then slathered with BBQ sauce and apple butter. These ribs are finger-lickin' good and a perfect dinner for the whole family - napkins required!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 967 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 4 lbs pork spareribs
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 16 oz apple butter
  • 18 oz BBQ sauce


  1. Place ribs over an oven safe cooling rack that is placed on top of a cookie sheet. Spread or brush dijon mustard over ribs.

  2. Mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, cumin, dry mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl and rub generously over all sides of ribs. Place ribs in the oven at broil for 5 minutes.

  3. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil and return to the oven for 1 hour.

  4. In a separate bowl, stir together BBQ sauce and apple butter. Brush over top and sides of ribs. Continue baking an additional 30 minutes until cooked through (total baking time of 3 hours).

  5. Allow ribs to rest uncovered for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Apple Butter Baked Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 967 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 2348mg102%
Potassium 949mg27%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1335IU27%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.