I found this unusual pork ribs recipe on the RecipeZaar site and scored a big hit with my guests—they loved it! “Crock Pot Maple Country Ribs” is perfect if you like your ribs on the sweet side. The maple flavoring is so unexpected, and it blends well with the other ingredients of the sauce.

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 lbs. country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Here’s what to do:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Cook on the low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours.

Simple! This recipe was courtesy of Mary Parker. Thanks, Mary, for a terrific meal!