Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Servings: 4
  • Rating:
Juicy slow-cooked pork served with apple butter sauce - perfect for dinner.


  • 3 lb boneless pork country-style ribs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped


Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place ribs. Cover with onion slices. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over ribs and onion.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

Remove ribs from cooker; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm.

Pour juices from cooker through strainer into 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Serve sauce with ribs.