InstantPot Apple Glazed Ribs

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Apple and Pork is a match made in heaven and these pressure cooked apple glazed ribs take that to a whole new level.

I have been making apple glazed pork ribs for what feels like for ever, lets face it pork and apple and pork are a match made in heaven and it ‘just works’, as far as I am concerned it is just one of those food relationships that are unquestioned. This recipe was the first rib recipe in my InstantPot, to cut a long story short, it was not the last… I have to say more than anything else I have pressure cooked so far ribs are a stand out winner, my guess is that cooking under pressure and at a certain temperature does something to the fat and sinew as it seems to render down in a completely different way to other cooking methods. Now this is a guess, I am no scientist and I really don’t care why it happens, all I know is it tastes awesome! Regular readers will know that I am fond of ribs and this is the 4th rib recipe here on Krumpli, all cooked in a slightly different way, all really tasty and all get the ‘Jones’ seal of approval, however this way is now my absolute favourite and all of my rib recipes, not just the apple glazed ribs will be pressure cooked prior to glazing. In fact if it wasn’t so damn cold out there right now I would be firing up that bad boy as I type this as I am now drooling!

Apple and Pork is a match made in heaven and these pressure cooked apple glazed ribs take that to a whole new level.


InstantPot Apple Glazed Ribs

Apple and Pork is a match made in heaven and these pressure cooked apple glazed ribs take that to a whole new level. 

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Total Time 1 hour
Author Brian Jones


  • 1.5 kg Pork Rib.
  • 250 ml Apple Juice. Go for the very best quality you can get.
  • 1 Onion. Peeled and cut in to 8 wedges.
  • 3 Tbsp Honey.
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Grain Mustard.

For the Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika.
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder.
  • 2 Tsp Dark Brown Sugar.
  • 2 Tsp Dried Marjoram.
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon.
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper. Freshly Ground.
  • 1 Tbsp Coarse Sea Salt.


  1. Begin by removing the membrane on the bone side of the rib joint, do this by simply slicing with a sharp knife and pulling it away, if you are lucky it will come off in one piece!
  2. Now mix together the ingredients for the dry rub and massage them into the ribs and set aside for 4-8 hours to marinade.
  3. If you are using the trivet that cam with your InstantPot raise it off the base by a couple of centimeters using a crockery pot.
  4. Pour the apple juice into the base of the pot, followed by the onions and finally the ribs, close the lid and cook on manual high pressure for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 220Β°C and time it so it is hot when your ribs are ready to come out of your pot.
  6. Remove your ribs carefully from the pot and set aside whilst we work on the glaze.
  7. Turn your InstantPot on to saute mode add in the onions we just removed with the ribs, honey and mustard and reduce to form a syrupy glaze, this should take 5-6 minutes and then blend with a stick blender.
  8. Finally pour over the glaze and transfer to the hot oven and get a nice glaze which should take 5-10 minutes, or even better finish on the BBQ.
  9. Serve with potato wedges.

Recipe Notes

If you want to marinade over night just omit the salt and season up to 8 hours before you cook.

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Apple and Pork is a match made in heaven and these pressure cooked apple glazed ribs take that to a whole new level.
Apple and Pork is a match made in heaven and these pressure cooked apple glazed ribs take that to a whole new level.


  1. sara | belly rumbles February 14, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

    You are so right apples and pork are a match made in heaven. Your ribs look amazing. I’ve never made ribs using apple juice before, but guess what I’m doing next time I’m cooking ribs!!

    • Brian Jones February 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sara, apple juice works really well as the natural sugars give a wonderful kick start to the glaze πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I’ve been searching all over for an IP friendly recipe for ribs. Thank you!!! Today, you are my hero!!

  3. Tara February 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Such a great recipe for the InstantPot! I absolutely love that glaze and the photo of the leftover bones.

    • Brian Jones February 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Cheers Tara, I’m not usually one for food aftermath photos but the test of good ribs are how clean the bones are and these speak for themselves πŸ˜€

  4. Lisa | Garlic & Zest February 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I haven’t made ribs since last summer, but I can see I better hop to it! These look fabulous, Brian! Your pictures are mouthwatering!

    • Brian Jones February 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa, I can’t wait for this summer ans these finished on the BBQ outside will be outrageously good!

  5. Helene D'Souza February 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    your apple glazed ribs makes me want to get an instant pot asap! These look so perfectly glossy, I know my family would go crazy for the ribs. Great recipe share!

    • Brian Jones February 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      Thank Helene, the glaze on these really was very special indeed πŸ™‚

  6. Byron Thomas February 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Looking great, Brian! Love your InstantPot recipes as of late!

    • Brian Jones February 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Cheers Byron, I have a few more to go before I hopefully sztart moving on to BBQ stuff and Picnic foods, they are definitely my plans for spring into summer, even bought a fancy pants new picnic basket πŸ˜€

  7. Patricia Green February 20, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    This looks amazing and I am sure will taste likewise. I am a little confused about the onion in the recipe as you add it with the apple juice and pork but you then mention to add the onion to the pot to make the glaze. I assume that the onion is simply left in the pot after taking out the pork. Looking forward to trying this soon.

    • Brian Jones February 20, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Hi Patricia, that is correct… I will go back to the post an make that clear, thanks for bringing it to my attention and most importantly… Enjoy the ribs πŸ˜€

  8. Just Jo February 26, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I *almost* bought some pork ribs in Sainsbury’s just now Bri and I so wish I had of done! These sound superb – definitely one for the menu of Hungry Hubby’s annual birthday BBQ (which falls on Easter Monday this year!)

    • Brian Jones February 27, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Booooo to your lack of foresight Jo… I never have any idea when Easter falls but I hope he enjoys them as much as we did.

  9. Rosemary February 27, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I keep saying it but after seeing all your amazing recipes, especially for how much I love ribs and this recipe sounds so good, I have to get an Instant Pot.

    • Brian Jones February 27, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Hehe, they are great fun Rosemary, I’ve not found much use for anything other than the pressure cooking function at the moment but that is excellent. Mine has become a stock making work horse too taking a huge bunch of time out of my old slow cooker stock making method.

  10. Tina February 27, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    We love making ribs in our pressure cooker and just had ribs last night! But these are making me crave ribs for dinner.. again!

    • Brian Jones February 28, 2017 at 6:06 am - Reply

      Haha, ribs really are superb from a pressure cooker, I can not wait for summer now as I reckon these finished on the BBQ will be mind blowing!

  11. Dan from Platter Talk March 3, 2017 at 2:11 am - Reply

    We are in complete agreement that pork and apples are indeed a match made in heaven We love mixing the two together whenever we can but never did we consider using pork ribs! You photos are stunning, and I have no doubt that our whole family, especially our kids, will love your rendition of this classic combination. Thanks once again for the delicious inspiration!

    • Brian Jones March 3, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Cheers Dan, I’ve been cooking apple glazed ribs for a while now but it definitely was one of those ‘why have I not done this before moments’… Such perfect bedfellows πŸ™‚

  12. April @ Girl Gone Gourmet March 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Apple and pork are like peas & carrots – meant to be πŸ™‚ Those ribs look absolutely delicious and this is probably the first recipe that has me itchin’ to buy an Instant Pot. Ribs are my go-to dinner because to do them right takes a lot of time and attention! Great recipe, as always πŸ™‚

    • Brian Jones March 11, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

      I have to say that ribs are the first thing I have cooked in the IP that made me think, ‘shit these are better than any other way I have cooked them’, although the ease of making stick makes it worth the entry fee alone for me personally. I’m sure it is a combination of pressure and fairly modest temps that work for what I often find a fatty cut of meat, I am sure it would work just as great in any pressure cooker πŸ™‚

  13. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. March 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I scooped up an InstantPot during a sale last year and I have still yet to try it. I think this recipe will have to christen it for me!

    • Brian Jones March 12, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Aww schucks, this is definitely a good way to pop your cherry πŸ˜€

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