AuthorAnna M.
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This recipe is adapted from Joan Nathan's recipe in "The New American Cooking" (Alfred Knopf).

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Fruited Brisket with Apricots and Apples

Ingredients

 6 lbs brisket
 salt
 2 large onions
 4 cloves garlicUse more to taste (optional)
 2 apples
 1 cup dried apricots
 1 cup dried plums, pitted
 ½ cup dried cranberries
 pepper
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 12 cups apple juice
 12 cups canned broth

 

Steps

1

Put brisket on cutting board

Pat dry with paper towels

Score fat with knife

Salt all over and set aside

Wash hands

2

Get out second cutting board

Cut onions in half and peel

Cut off stem end

Slice vertically up to root

Cut off root end

3

Separate onion and put in bowl

Peel garlic

Crush garlic with garlic press

Put garlic in bowl

4

Wash apples

Cut out apple cores

Cut into cubes and set aside

Preheat oven to 350

5

Measure 1 cup apricots

Cut apricots in half

Measure 1 cup dried plums

Measure 1/2 cup cranberries

Ingredients are ready

6

Get out frying pan or Dutch oven

Put pan on stove on medium high

Pepper brisket

Add brisket to pan fat side down

Wash hands

7

Cook 5 to 7 minutes

Turn brisket over using tongs

Caution- it is hot!

Cook until browned

Remove and set aside

8

If pan is dry, add 2 tbsp oil

Add onions

Cook until golden brown

Turn heat to medium

9

Add garlic

Add 1 tbsp ground ginger

Stir about 1 to 2 minutes

If using frying pan, transfer onions to roasting pan

If using Dutch oven, leave onions in Dutch oven

10

Put brisket on onions

Add apples

Add plums

Add apricots

Add cranberries

11

Add apple juice and broth

Meat should be almost covered

Cover with lid or foil

Put in oven

Bake for 3 hours

12

Take out of oven and let cool

Put in fridge overnight

The next day, heat oven to 350

13

Remove brisket from dish

Slice meat against grain

Cut off large pieces of fat

Return to baking dish

Cover with lid or foil

14

Heat about 30 minutes

Take out of oven

Enjoy!

Yields8 Servings

Ingredients

 6 lbs brisket
 salt
 2 large onions
 4 cloves garlicUse more to taste (optional)
 2 apples
 1 cup dried apricots
 1 cup dried plums, pitted
 ½ cup dried cranberries
 pepper
 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 12 cups apple juice
 12 cups canned broth

Directions

1
1

Put brisket on cutting board

2

Pat dry with paper towels

3

Score fat with knife

4

Salt all over and set aside

5

Wash hands

2
6

Get out second cutting board

7

Cut onions in half and peel

8

Cut off stem end

9

Slice vertically up to root

10

Cut off root end

3
11

Separate onion and put in bowl

12

Peel garlic

13

Crush garlic with garlic press

14

Put garlic in bowl

4
15

Wash apples

16

Cut out apple cores

17

Cut into cubes and set aside

18

Preheat oven to 350

5
19

Measure 1 cup apricots

20

Cut apricots in half

21

Measure 1 cup dried plums

22

Measure 1/2 cup cranberries

23

Ingredients are ready

6
24

Get out frying pan or Dutch oven

25

Put pan on stove on medium high

26

Pepper brisket

27

Add brisket to pan fat side down

28

Wash hands

7
29

Cook 5 to 7 minutes

30

Turn brisket over using tongs

31

Caution- it is hot!

32

Cook until browned

33

Remove and set aside

8
34

If pan is dry, add 2 tbsp oil

35

Add onions

36

Cook until golden brown

37

Turn heat to medium

9
38

Add garlic

39

Add 1 tbsp ground ginger

40

Stir about 1 to 2 minutes

41

If using frying pan, transfer onions to roasting pan

42

If using Dutch oven, leave onions in Dutch oven

10
43

Put brisket on onions

44

Add apples

45

Add plums

46

Add apricots

47

Add cranberries

11
48

Add apple juice and broth

49

Meat should be almost covered

50

Cover with lid or foil

51

Put in oven

52

Bake for 3 hours

12
53

Take out of oven and let cool

54

Put in fridge overnight

55

The next day, heat oven to 350

13
56

Remove brisket from dish

57

Slice meat against grain

58

Cut off large pieces of fat

59

Return to baking dish

60

Cover with lid or foil

14
61

Heat about 30 minutes

62

Take out of oven

63

Enjoy!

Fruited Brisket with Apricots and Apples