Scandinavian Pot Roast

1 (3 to 4 pound) beef arm or blade pot roast
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup water
1 (8 ounce) package mixed dried fruit
1 cup orange juice
Cornstarch (optional)

Combine flour, salt, pepper and ginger. Dredge meat in seasoned flour. Brown pot roast in vegetable oil. Pour off drippings.

Add cinnamon stick and water. Arrange dried fruit on pot roast. Cover tightly and cook slowly 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender.

Add orange juice and cook slowly 15 minutes.

Discard cinnamon stick. Remove meat to heated platter. Thicken fruit and liquid mixture with cornstarch for gravy if necessary.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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