Brisket Braised with Dried Fruit

"This is a delicious brisket recipe, with the beef turning meltingly tender and accompanied by a rich/tart/savoury/sweet sauce made of the beef drippings and the dried fruit."
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Ready In:
3hrs 50mins




  • Pat brisket dry.
  • Heat the oil over moderately-high heat until rippling and brown the brisket on all sides.
  • Transfer it to a plate and season.
  • In the remaining oil, saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes and add brisket, any juices that have accumulated on plate and wine.
  • Bring to a boil and braise, covered, over low heat, for 3 hours and 30 minutes, or until it is almost tender.
  • Let apricots, apples, raisins and currants plump in 1 ½ cups hot water for 1 hour and drain fruit, reserving water.
  • In a small, dry skillet, brown the flour over moderately-high heat, stirring constantly, and remove from heat.
  • Add reserved water to brisket and whisk in browned flour.
  • Add fruit and simmer, covered, 45 minutes, or until fruit is soft and brisket is very tender.
  • Let cool, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Slice brisket very thin across grain and serve with fruit and sauce.
  • It will be even more flavourful if chilled overnight and reheated in sauce over moderately-low heat.

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  1. Five stars for the brisket and onion sauce--I didn't add the fruit or the flour. I ended up with a beautifully tender and tasty brisket which I was able to slice very thin and enjoy hot with the sauce and then cold in a sandwich with horseradish. Luscious, Ev!


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