Maple Spare Ribs

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.