Honey Ribs and Rice and Toffee Cream Dessert

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BBQ ribsHoney Ribs and Rice

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds pork baby back ribs, extra lean
  • 1 can condensed beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking brown rice

Instructions:

1. If ribs are fat, place on broiler rack and broil for 15 to 20 minutes; drain well. Otherwise, wash ribs and pat dry. Cut ribs into single servings.
2. Combine remaining ingredients, except rice in crockpot; stir to mix. Add ribs. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Remove ribs and keep warm. Turn crockpot to HIGH setting; add 1-1/2 cups quick cooking rice and cook until done.
3. Serve rice on warm platter surrounded by ribs.

Toffee Cream Dessert

Makes 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract
  • Dash salt
  • 6 1-ounce bars English toffee crushed
  • 22 graham crackers squares

Instructions:

At least 4 1/2 hours or up to 1 day before serving:

1. In a small mixer bowl at medium speed, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, maple flavor and salt until stiff peaks form; set 1 cup of the mixture aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the crushed candy. Fold remaining crushed candy into the remaining cream mixture.
2. Spread whipped cream-candy mixture between cracker squares, using 20 cracker squares to make four stacks of five crackers. Place stacks side-by-side on a baking sheet, forming a log. Spread mixture on remaining 2 crackers and attach to each end of log. Frost entire log with reserved cream and sprinkle top with reserved crushed candy.
3. Chill at least 4 hours or until ready to serve.

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