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Use flavorful dried fruit and rich red wine to make Slow Cooker Brisket with Fruit and Wine Sauce for a comforting dinner.
Slow Cooker Brisket With Fruit And Wine Sauce
Work Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs 4 mins
Use sweet and flavorful dried fruit to make a rich sauce for slow cooked brisket. Slow Cooker Brisket With Fruit And Wine Sauce will be your new favorite dinner. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef brisket, fruit and wine sauce, slow cooker
Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 591 kcal
  • 1 beef brisket (2½ lbs )
  • ½ cup dried pitted plums
  • ½ cup dried apricot halves
  • ½ cup dried tart red cherries
  • 1 clove garlic coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves plus sprigs for garnish
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  1. Trim excess fat from brisket. 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.
Recipe Notes

You can substitute cranberry juice for the red wine if you want to go alcohol free.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Brisket With Fruit And Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 579mg25%
Potassium 1268mg36%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.