Heat oil in
large skillet over medium heat until hot.
on all sides; remove from pan.
Add onions and garlic to pan; cook and stir
3 minutes or until onions
begin to soften. Transfer onion mixture to
5-quart saucepot or dutch
Place beef brisket fat side up on top of
onions and garlic. Sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Pour apple juice
around brisket and bring to a
boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer
Add figs, apricots, and ginger to pan.
Continue cooking an addition 1
1/2 hours, or until brisket is fork tender.
Remove brisket from
pan; keep warm and strain cooking liquid,
reserving fruit mixture.
Skim fat from cooking liquid. If necessary,
continue cooking the
liquid until the liquid is reduced to 2
cups. Stir in cornstarch
mixture, and cook and stir over medium-high
heat until thickened and
Trim excess fat from brisket. Carve across
the grain into thin slices.