Apple Butter Ribs (Crock Pot)

Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs

Easy crock pot ribs with little work. These are great served with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub salt and pepper on ribs.
  2. Place in crock pot.
  3. Cover with onions.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over onions.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours.
Most Helpful

Very tasty ribs! I varied the recipe slightly. Always looking for shortcuts, I used a 10oz bag of frozen chopped onions, (less would have sufficed), a full cup of apple butter and 1/2-1 tsp. of 'jar garlic' I keep refrigerated. The recipe is delicious, but I have to agree with another review...very fatty. Maybe try a pork roast next time? Also the cooking time was too long because the ribs were broken into tiny pieces. I may also try this at a lower cooking time, perhaps checking tenderness at 6hrs. I would have given this 5stars, but the '9 hour low cooking time' was just too long with my Smart CrockPot. But, it's worth a repeat and my husband liked it too! Thanks MizzNezz!

Snuggie July 27, 2003

Very nice flavor, super easy to make, makes the whole house smell wonderful as it cooks! I wondered if it might turn out too sweet, but it was just right. The only reason it didn't rate 5 stars for me is that the sauce was extremely fatty (but then, what do you expect from country-style ribs??) I think this recipe would be just brilliant using a leaner cut of pork.

KatieLynn July 04, 2003

These were sweet and yummy. Watch cooking time! Mine cooked quite a bit less than 9 hrs. Worth making. Thanks for posting.

gwynn October 21, 2008