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Hanukkah Rack of Lamb

No recipe image available.An elegant entrée for Hanukkah, honey-glazed roasted rack of lamb served with a warm, spiced fruit sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-rib) rack of lamb
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup dried apricots, diced
1/2 cup prunes, diced
1/2 cup apples, diced
1/2 cup burgundy wine
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rub rack with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine honey, lemon juice, brown sugar and mustard. Baste rack with honey mixture.
  3. Roast rack in 400°F (205°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until medium rare. Continue to baste rack with honey glaze.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Fruit Sauce by combining remaining ingredients and simmering for 20 minutes. When rack is done, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before carving. Serve with fruit sauce.

Makes 2 servings. (Recipe may be increased as needed.)

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.