Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit


Mixed dried fruit, orange juice, molasses, and spices dress up plain-Jane corned beef with lively new flavor in this main-dish recipe.

Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 2.5-3 pound corned beef brisket

  • 1 7 ounce package mixed dried fruit

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon mild-flavored molasses

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. If a seasoning packet is present, discard it. Place meat in the cooker.

  2. Cut any large pieces of mixed dried fruit into quarters. Sprinkle mixed dried fruit, dried cranberries, and tapioca over meat in cooker. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, the water, molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over mixture in cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  4. Remove meat from cooker. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Arrange meat slices on a serving platter. Spoon fruit mixture over meat. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
36g Fat
38g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 2151mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Protein 35g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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