Apple-Bourbon Country-Style Pork Ribs, Slow Cooker

READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
Recipe by Annacia

Make an old-fashioned country-style dinner in your slow cooker. Tart apples and saucy pork ribs make a sweet barbecue dinner. A splash of bourbon adds smoky flavor to this slow cooker recipe.

Top Review by nochlo

Wow, this was great. I used red delicious apples as that is what we had in the fridge. It turned out wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper; place in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together jelly, bourbon, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, vinegar, and the 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Pour bourbon mixture over ribs in the cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 hours or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Add apples to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours more or on high-heat setting for 1-1/2 to 2 hours more or until apples and ribs are tender.
  5. To serve, transfer ribs to a serving platter. Strain cooking liquid and serve with ribs.

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