Holiday Brisket with Dried Fruits and Sweet Wine

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      3 hr 30

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Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

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In our family, a holiday simply isn’t a holiday without a brisket dinner. Lengthy cooking transforms this tough, flavorful cut of meat into fork-tender bites of heaven. Especially when the brisket is braised in sweet red wine with a fruity entourage of raisins, prunes, and apricots. It’s customary to serve brisket with fruit at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. (The fruit symbolizes a hope for sweetness and plenty in the coming year.) Note two offbeat techniques in this recipe. The first