Brisket with Fruit and Red Wine Sauce

Use a slow cooker to cook the beef brisket in a sweet and savory wine sauce made with dried plums, apricots, and cherries.

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Brisket with Fruit and Red Wine Sauce
Makes: 6  servings Prep 15 mins Start to Finish 10 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 2 1/2pound  beef brisket
  • 1/2 cup  dried pitted plums
  • 1/2 cup  dried apricot halves
  • 1/2 cup  dried tart red cherries
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup  dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour


1. Rinse brisket and pat dry. Place in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with plums, apricots, cherries and garlic.

2. Stir together broth, wine, thyme, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in flour until smooth. Pour over fruit mixture in cooker. Cover and cook 9 to 10 hours on low.

3. Thinly slice beef against the grain and serve with fruit sauce. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • cal.(kcal)540,
  • Fat, total(g)15,
  • chol.(mg)151,
  • sat. fat(g)6,
  • carb.(g)31,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • pro.(g)63,
  • sodium(mg)394,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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