I prefer baby back ribs, but the grocery stores in my area put these country style ribs on sale quite often, so I am always looking for ways to make use of them. Plus, I love to grill....this is a perfect match.
Place ribs in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes or until tender. Drain well; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Combine apple butter and remaining ingredients in a saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. (After the sauce has been simmering for about 10 minutes, get your fire ready on the grill!).
Coat the ribs generously with apple butter sauce. Grill the ribs over low coals (275 to 300 degrees -- make sure the fire isn't too hot or the sauce will burn!) for 45 minutes, turning about every 10 minutes. Baste frequently with the remaining apple butter sauce.