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Classic Red Cabbage Recipe

Classic Red Cabbage Recipe

My grandfather was German, so my grandmother prepared many German dishes for him. This is one I like best.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 medium head red cabbage, chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the cabbage, salt and pepper. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in apples and water; cover and simmer 45 minutes longer or until cabbage and apples are tender.
  • 2. Combine vinegar and brown sugar; stir into cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until cabbage and apples are glazed. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 136 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.