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Cola and Jam Spareribs

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WW Freestyle: 19
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cola and Jam Spareribs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 505
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1/3- cup apricot jam
  • 1/3- cup orange juice
  • 1 whole lemon , juiced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 rack (about 3-pounds) spareribs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small saucepan, combine apricot jam and orange juice and heat for 1 minute, or until mixture starts to simmer.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 1 minute.
  • Stir in lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a small dish, combine chinese five-spice powder, ginger, salt and pepper; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Cut the rack of ribs in half.
  • Make a slash in between every 2 ribs. Do not cut through.
  • Rub the ribs with the spice mix and with the jam mixture.
  • At this point, you can place the ribs in a plastic bag and marinade for about 3 to 4 hours, or you can continue without marinading.
  • Place spareribs in a baking pan/dish. (You may need to use 2 baking pans if ribs are too large.)
  • Pour water around the ribs.
  • Bake for 45 minutes; remove from oven and baste the ribs. If bottom of baking dish is dry, add a little water.
  • Slide back into the oven and continue to roast for an additional 45 minutes, basting occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and pour Coca Cola around the ribs; put back into the oven and continue to roast for 30 minutes, basting them every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the ribs apart and serve.


Recipe adapted from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 19
Nutrition Facts
Cola and Jam Spareribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 314mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 24.7mg30%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.