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Apple-Glazed Beef Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 2 hour 55 min.


3-4 servings

My mother-in-law shared this wonderful recipe with me. Of all the recipes I give out, this is the most requested.


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (1 to 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or white grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced green onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on both sides; drain. Add the onion, garlic, whole cloves and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Drain and discard pan juices. Cover and refrigerate meat for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the apple jelly, wine or juice, green onion, mustard, salt, pepper and curry powder. Cook and stir until jelly is melted. Place meat in a greased foil-lined 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour half of sauce over meat. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is heated through and glazed, basting several times Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 256 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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