Delicious Lamb Tagine with Apricots


Delicious Lamb Tajine with Apricots

Today’s recipe is a delicious lamb tagine with apricots. Tagine is basically a North-African slow-cooked stew than can be made with beef, chicken or lamb. The meat is braised on low heat for a long time and becomes super tender.

Delicious Lamb Tajine with Apricots

I first created this recipe with figs. When I left France a couple weeks ago, figs were in season and I thought it would be delicious with lamb. I was supposed to take some pics before moving for Sydney but we were so busy preparing this trip I couldn’t.

In Australia, it’s the beginning of spring and there’s no such things as figs in October. Still, I love this recipe so much I wanted to share it with you anyway, so I just made a few modifications. Instead of figs, I used dried apricots and it came out great! I served it with a chickpeas and raisins couscous, and it was delicious. I’ll post the couscous recipe tomorrow, stay tuned!

Delicious Lamb Tajine with Apricots

This tagine is perfect for a chilly Fall day. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Delicious Lamb Tagine with Apricots

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless lamb shoulder all visible fat trimmed, cut into big chunks
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup dried apricot
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger or fresh
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fat free chicken stock


  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy pan on medium heat. Cook lamb until browned on each sides (about 3 minutes). Remove lamb from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add onion and garlic to the pan and cook until soft. You don't want garlic to brown. Deglaze pan with orange juice and stir to get all the juices from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Return lamb to the pan, add dried apricots, honey, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove). Season to your taste (I used 1 tsp salt).
  4. Cover with chicken stock and simmer on low heat for one hour.
Nutrition Facts
Delicious Lamb Tagine with Apricots
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 653mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 22.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. You’ve done it again, Marie! Another absolutely wonderful recipe. One serving and I’m addicted. My husband was enthusiastic, too. Except for the hours it took me to cut up the lamb (which I had to spend hours looking for – the majority population in my city is Mexican, and they apparently don’t eat a lot of lamb), this is a really easy to make. Every time I try one of your recipes I am more glad that I found your blog. Thank you!

    1. Hi Susan! I’m so glad you tried this recipe and liked it! I love how the flavors combine together. I didn’t know mexicans don’t eat a lot of lamb. It was not super easy to find in Paris either – it’s not as common as chicken or beef- but here in Australia they have a great variety of lamb cuts in every grocery stores!

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