Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricots Recipe

This traditional North African dish is made with succulent lamb, dried apricots, and a fragrant blend of spices that will transport your taste buds to the bustling markets of Marrakech. The slow-cooked lamb and apricots create a tender and juicy dish that’s perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Food Recipes, Meat Recipes
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1 lb. lamb, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot or tagine over medium-high heat.
  • Add the lamb and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened about 3 minutes.
  • Add the cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, allspice, and coriander and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the dried apricots, chicken broth, honey, and lemon juice to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until the lamb is tender and the apricots are plump.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

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