Crockpot Apricot Ribs Apricot Ribs in the crock pot are easy and delicious.  The meat turns out very tender and can be served with just about anything. The apricot preserves just add a wonderful unique flavor your family will love in this recipe. I made this in a 3 quart crock pot but you could double the recipe and use a 5 quart pot.  This recipe is great to serve at any gathering, pot luck or game day event.

2 to 3 pound pork ribs
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon minced onion
Place ribs in bottom of crock pot.  Whisk together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the ribs.  Cook on low six to seven hours or high 4 to 5 until ribs are tender.  Makes about 4 servings depending on how many ribs you use.  Enjoy!
You may also like my Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs.
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  1. Lane Freund says:

    I mostly drained the grease and sauce from crock pot about 2/3 of way thru. put sauce in freezer till ribs finished. Skimmed off most of fat and added flour and made a sauce gravy whatever. Tasted good. Had ribs for 2 nites. My wife loved the sauce, so she said.

  2. Bea Yurkerwich says:

    Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  3. I wonder if you could do this same recipe in the oven? And cook for 2 he’s it so?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I think it would be fine, Sheree.

  4. Can this be done with Beef RIbs

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I think beef ribs would work for this.

  5. Addie Dishner says:

    I tried the apricot ribs. I liked them. They had a good flavor. They have just a hint of sweetness. But, they did not have a great apricot flavor. Next time, I will double the apricot preserves.

  6. The sauce recipe sounds really good. When I do my ribs in the crock, I let them cook on high for 4-5 hours. I turn it down to low. Dump out the grease then top them off with the sauce for the rest of the cooking time. It turns out really well.

  7. Beth Anne says:

    I found ribs on sale this week so I”m going to give this recipe a try tomorrow. It looks delicious.

    1. james thaxton says:

      Ribs render a lot of grease as they cook. Do you plan to use the sauce or gravy or is it too greasy to use?

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        We used the gravy over mashed potatoes.

  8. I’ve been wanting to try cooking ribs in my crock pot but I’ve been leery about how they’d turn out and so many of the recipes seem a tad complicated. I trust that all your recipes are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers so I will be making this soon as we head back to school!

  9. Reverse Engineering says:

    Those look delicious! I’ve never thought to cook ribs in a crock pot. I’ve always made mine in either the oven or BBQ.