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Spiced Apricot Ribs

OK, it sounds like an odd recipe…However, when you realise how perfect the combination is between the sweet, caramelised apricot jam and the fatty, rich pork ribs you'll know you chose the right recipe to wow your guests. Slow cooked for over 6 hours, these ribs fall right off the bone and they're just so easy to make. A perfect winter cheat meal or the star of the show at a family gathering.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people


  • 1 whole rack of pork ribs
  • 1 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 150 g apricot jam


  • Use a small pairing knife to remove the layer of sinew/connective tissue from the ribs. This will allow them to fall off the bone more easily but isn’t completely necessary if you don't want the extra effort.
  • Place the ribs in an oven proof dish with high sides and evenly sprinkle on the spices. Place in an oven at 135°C (fan) for 6 hours.
  • Take the ribs out and turn the heat up to 220°C. While the oven is heating up, evenly spread the apricot jam onto the ribs.
  • Place the ribs back into the hot oven for 30 minutes to caramelise the jam and then serve!

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