Red Cabbage with Apple Recipe
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Red Cabbage with Apple Recipe

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This delicious combination has a sweet and tart flavor with a hint of bacon and apple that marries well together. —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
Featured In: Southern Thanksgiving
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small head red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 131 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. In the drippings, saute onion and apple until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Stir in reserved bacon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Red Cabbage with Apple in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p45

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redcow User ID: 47124 254850
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

"Did not really care for this dish. Guess I was expecting a sweeter taste and I doubled the sugar, too. Bacon saved the dish for me. I only used 1/2 head of cabbage because I harvested a head right from my garden and it was rather large. Will go back to my other red cabbage recipe."

MaryAliceH User ID: 7877378 167577
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Very good!! My husband didn't care for it but then there was just a bit more for me!! I am hosting the Thanksgiving family gathering this year and will opt to include this dish as one of the sides!! I come home well after the dinner hour some work days and have to admit I just warm some up and make a meal of it!!"

bethkeaton User ID: 1334936 116393
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"This is excellent! My family has added it as a must have dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas."

bethkeaton User ID: 1334936 93775
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

"This became a family favorite from day one!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 208456
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2008

"Very quick to make, I even ate it cold and it was delicious!"

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