Apple Butter Ribs (Crock Pot)

"Easy crock pot ribs with little work. These are great served with rice."
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Ready In:
9hrs 10mins




  • Rub salt and pepper on ribs.
  • Place in crock pot.
  • Cover with onions.
  • Mix remaining ingredients and pour over onions.
  • Cover and cook on low for 9 hours.

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. These were sweet and yummy. Watch cooking time! Mine cooked quite a bit less than 9 hrs. Worth making. Thanks for posting.
  4. I made these for dinner tonight. I am glad I was home because they were done long before the 9 hour cooking time. The sauce was very greasy, but that is common when using country style ribs. I didn't add the optional liquid smoke. If I make this again I will use it as my family felt they weren't very flavorful.
  5. I used bone-in country ribs. Delicious sauce, tender ribs.


  1. Yikes....were we disappointed! The flavor was strange and unappetizing. The meat soaked up no flavor whatsoever. The only reason this got 2 stars instead of 1 or 0 is because my husband doctored it with bbq sauce, ketchup and goodness knows what else.


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