From, "California Sizzles...Easy and Distinctive Recipes for a Vibrant Lifestyle," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup minced onion

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs (about 3 pounds)

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


1.  Combine first 6 ingredients in a heavy saucepan.  Cook slowly over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Pour sauce into a large bowl and let cool.  Sauce can be prepared 24 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated.
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Season rib racks with salt and pepper.  Arrange on a large baking sheet.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Cool for 15 minutes.  Cut racks into individual ribs.
3.  Add ribs to the sauce in the bowl and turn them to coat.  Return ribs to baking sheet.  Bake 15 minutes longer, basting three times with remaining sauce.


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