Annette’s Sweet and Savory Brisket with Fruit
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Annette’s Sweet and Savory Brisket with Fruit

Consider cooking up this delicious dish for your Passover seder.

Annette’s Sweet and Savory Brisket with Fruit // Photo courtesy of Annette Marcus Catering
Annette’s Sweet and Savory Brisket with Fruit // Photo courtesy of Annette Marcus Catering

3 – 4 lb brisket
4 tablespoon onion soup mix

For the sauce kosher for Passover:
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoon lemon rind
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
8 oz dried apricots
1 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup Coca Cola

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a large roaster with cooking spray.
In the bottom of the roaster, place 2 round cooling racks overlapping to offer a
“bed” for brisket.
Place brisket, fat side up on top of the cooling racks
Sprinkle the brisket with the onion soup mix and then sprinkle with ground pepper.
Prepare the sauce by combining brown sugar through Coca-Cola into a large bowl.
Pour sauce over the brisket covering well.
Place a tightly pulled piece of plastic wrap over the top of the roaster to provide an air tight cover.
Over the plastic wrap place a piece of aluminum foil to provide an additional airtight cover.
Place brisket in preheated 350 oven for 1 1/2 hours, then turn the entire roaster around in your oven for even heating.
After another hour, remove the wrapping and add the dried apricots and prunes to the bottom of the roaster. Rewrap brisket.
Bake for 30 minutes more – total 3 hours.
Remove roaster from oven, place on stove top, carefully remove foil and plastic wrap and insert a long cooking fork to test for tenderness.  Fork should come out very easily.  If additional time is needed, rewrap with plastic and foil and bake for 20 minute additional increments.
Remove brisket from roaster and place on cookie rack to cool.
Remove fruit and place in bowl and set aside.
Using a fine mesh strainer, drain the gravy into a bowl to cool.
After cooling, remove fat.
Slice brisket against the grain.
Place brisket into warming dish with gravy and fruit. Serve immediately or reheat covered in 300 degree pre-heated oven until warm.

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