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took the day off for this

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
well i took a vacation day today to smoke up 4 racks of st.louis style ribs . i was thinking of trying a glaze made from apple jelly any thoughts suggestions.
post #2 of 12
Sounds like a great reason to have a Que day.

I like how the apple glaze sounds, very fall

are you using a rub?
maybe a sweet spice in the rub, not too much as to make apple pie ribs, but a hint of holiday dinner.

can't wait to hear all about them.
good luck.
post #3 of 12
No pics, never happened.
post #4 of 12
I don't glaze, but I WOULD suggest not applying it too soon. The ribs should be about done- to avoid burning the glaze.

Sigh all you sweet tooths LOL!
post #5 of 12
I would remove the ribs from the smoker then apply the glaze in your kitchen and put the ribs under the oven broiler until they start to carmelize, don't take your eyes off of them because they can burn quickly. I've used just about anything you can think for a glaze,(honey, bbq sauce, jellies, etc.) as long as it has lots of sugar in it, it will work. Apply the glaze only to the one you plan on eating, this way you can apply the glaze when you warm up another rack the next day.
post #6 of 12
Hi Doug, I've been wanting to try a pineapple glaze with crushed red pepper on some ribs for a long while so It'll be interesting to see how your apple glaze turns out. Do us (me) a favor and keep notes on quantities, brands, etc and don't forget to snap some pics wink.gif . Like Rich said, you should probably apply the glaze during the last 15 to 20 minutes of the smoke to let it caramelize but not burn. Dang it Doug, now you've gone and made me hungry!

Happy smoking
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
as far as a rub i used byrons butt rub on 2 and the other 2 got a rub of turbinado sugar sweet paprika chili powder and cumin and onion powder.still trying to come up with a glaze recipe.
post #8 of 12
I googled apple jelly glaze for ribs, but did'nt like what it came up with. If I tried it I could see some clove, ginger, and cinnamon it it's future.

let us know what you come up with.
post #9 of 12
PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif Way to use vacation time wisely
post #10 of 12
Got this recipe probably 1 1/2 years ago from T-bone Tim...everyone raves about it. Hubby used in a back yard comp (friends) and won over everyone! It's a little bit saucy/little bit glazey.

Sticky apple ribs
For the sauce:

1/4tsp pepper
1/4tsp paprika
1/4tsp cinamon
1/4tsp garlic salt
1 cup brown sugar ( tightly packed )
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tblsp lemon juice

Mix all above ingredients and heat over low heat till smooth, refridgerate overnight ( optional )

rub down ribs with your favorite rub ,wrap and place in fridge overnight ,if using babybacks remove the membrane,place in smoker nextday and follow 3-2-1- method using apple for smoke ,spraying periodically with applejuice.
Use sauce generously (on both sides ) or to taste when foiling along with a little splash of applejuice.
Baste with sauce both sides 2 times after removing from foil, during the set-up time ( last hour ).

This will make enough sauce to do approx 6 full slabs of babybacks,and the end result should be deliciously sticky sweet apple ribs ...
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
well ribs are done and 1 1/2 racks gone already.i finally came up with a glaze i used 1 cup apple jelly ,1/2 cup of KC Masterpiece hickory brown sugar,a dash of allspice a pinch ofcloves and a hint of cinnamon didnt take measurments so thats the best i can describe it.turned out great put it in a sauce pan and simmered for 30 mins. and brushe on the ribs bout the last 25 min.10 mins on one side 15 on the other .great results wish i had a camera for qview.thanks for reading and also for the suggestions and tips
post #12 of 12
Nice way to spend the day. Most fruits wok well with pork, but be aware of the way high sugar content can burn. Richtee explained it well.
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