SWEET AND SOUR GLAZED CORNED BEEF
3-4lbs corned beef brisket
2 Tbsps pickling spice
1 onion quartered
4-5 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup apricot or peach jam
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coarse-grained Dijon mustard
2 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Rinse beef with cool water. Place in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, drain and refill pot again with fresh water. Add pickling spice, onion, garlic and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 3-4 hours. Remove from liquid and place in a large baking dish.
Preheat oven to 350F
Combine all glaze ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until melted and thickened, about 5 minutes.
Cover meat with the glaze and bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes, brushing occasionally with any remaining glaze.
Let cool slightly before carving meat diagonally against the grain. Serve with sauerkraut or sautéed red cabbage.