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Fruit Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Servings 10
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins



  • Make the barbecue rub by mixing all the ingredients together.
  • Brush olive oil over the ribs then rub in the spice mixture.
  • Wrap the ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Fill the grill with apple, cherry, or fruitwood pellets, light, and heat to 270 °F
  • Unwrap the ribs, place on the grill, and cook for an hour.
  • Mix together the apple juice, brown sugar, and barbecue sauce and use this to anoint the ribs every 20 to 30 minutes after the first hour.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • The ribs will need around 4 hours of smoking. Once again, check for doneness with a temperature probe.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked