These little oven-baked spare ribs are perfect for any party or buffet.
2 lbs cocktail spareribs, 2-inch pieces
Ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp un-sulfured molasses
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp ground cumin
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Line a shallow baking pan with non-stick foil. Sprinkle ribs with pepper. Arrange ribs in a single layer in the baking pan and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, molasses, cider vinegar, and cumin until well-mixed. Remove the spareribs, and drain the fat from the pan. Coat the ribs with ½ cup of the maple syrup sauce. Bake another 25 minutes. Add remaining sauce; cook another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.