Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze

These baby back ribs are a showstopper with their uniquely tart apricot glaze. Treat your friends and family to the best barbeque they’ll have all summer by following the recipe below.

Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze
Baby Back Ribs with Apricot BBQ Glaze
Servings
6-8serves
Servings
6-8serves
    Ingredients
    Portions: serves
    Units:
    Ingredients
    Portions: serves
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      Instructions
      1. Preheat a grill to low, using a combination of charcoal and fruitwood chips, if possible. In a medium bowl, combine ½ cup water with the brown sugar, mustard, paprika, chili powder, salt, gelatin and Worcestershire sauce. Spread the spice paste all over the ribs and grill over indirect heat for 2½ hours.
      2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice, honey and butter and cook over medium heat until the butter melts.
      3. Cut eight 12-inch-long sheets of foil. Pour one-quarter of the butter mixture onto the center of each sheet, top with a rack of the grilled ribs, meaty side down, and crimp the foil to enclose; wrap with another sheet of foil. Repeat with the remaining ribs. Grill the packets, meaty side down, for 1 hour. Unwrap the ribs and grill, meaty side up, for 30 minutes more.
      4. Meanwhile, stir together the barbecue sauce, apricot preserves and ¼ cup water; brush the ribs with the glaze and grill, meaty side up, until very tender, 20 minutes longer. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into individual ribs, brushing with the remaining apricot glaze.