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Sweet Baked Beef Brisket



  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef brisket, trimmed of fat
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons dried herb blend
  • 2 large onions, thickly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Place beef brisket in a 13 x 10-inch shallow roasting pan. Thoroughly and evenly coat brisket with herb blend. Top with onion.
  2. Bake at 425 degrees F for 1 hour, or until onions turn brown.
  3. Mix apple juice, honey and spices, pour over brisket, cover tightly with foil, return to oven and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F or until brisket is tender.
  4. Remove brisket to a warm platter. Skim fat from juices.
  5. To make gravy, combine water and cornstarch. Add to juices in pan. Pour cooking juices into a saucepan, add apple and raisins, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes until apples are tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  6. Slice brisket against the grain, spoon sauce over meat and serve.

Yield: 8 servings

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