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Apricot Maple Glazed Applewood Smoked Ribs
Smoked ribs cooked low and slow! Tangy rub and fruity glaze combine beautifully with the delicate flavor of applewood smoke.
Servings: 4 -6
- 2 2.5 lb baby back ribs about 4-5 lbs total
- 8 cups apple wood chips*
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup maple syrup -OR- high-quality pancake syrup
- 1 tbsp thick sweet BBQ sauce (like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
*Amount I used with my method for smoking in a gas grill. If you use a commercial smoker, follow the directions for the amount of wood.
Rinse ribs; remove silver skin on the bone side (this prevents ribs from curling). Pat dry with paper towels & set aside.
Mix all rub ingredients in a small bowl. Rub into both sides of the ribs, rubbing in well. Place ribs in a large zipper storage bag and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Prepare grill or smoker for smoking. Depending on temperature, it will take between 3-4 hours for ribs to be done. For how I do it, follow the steps on How To Smoke In A Gas Grill. Mine took 3 1/2 hours.
Mix the glaze ingredients. Brush liberally over ribs during last hour of cooking.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg