Place beef brisket in a 13 x 10-inch shallow roasting pan. Thoroughly and
evenly coat brisket with herb blend. Top with onion.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 1 hour, or until onions turn brown.
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
Remove brisket to a warm platter. Skim fat from juices.
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
Slice brisket against the grain, spoon sauce over meat and serve.