TO 325F. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy roasting pan or
Dutch oven and brown the meat well.
Remove from the pan and set
aside. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat, add the onions, carrots and
celery and cook 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, wine, water, lemon,
salt and preserves.
Replace the venison. Cover and place in the
oven for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
When venison is tender,
remove from the sauce, strain the sauce through a fine sieve and discard
the vegetables. Skim and discard fat from the surface of the braising
Add the peppercorns, cream and butter and place the sauce
in a pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
To serve, arrange the meat on a
platter and pour over the sauce.