Red Cabbage with Apples Recipe
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Red Cabbage with Apples Recipe

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My German grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother, who gave it to me. I remember eating it as a small child. This vegetable dish can be made quickly and goes great with roast pork or barbecued ribs, potatoes and biscuits.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium head red cabbage (2 pounds) , shredded
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 203 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until golden and tender. Add the cabbage, apples, cider, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until cabbage and apples are tender and the liquid is reduced. Sprinkle with bacon and parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Red Cabbage with Apples in Country Extra January 1995, p47

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5toone User ID: 5770682 25686
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"try puting in ground cloves and fry bacon and onions"

rock111 User ID: 2691736 15655
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Fantastic, no leftovers, hit with everybody! I did sauté onion & apples in bacon drippings and added 1/8 tsp. ground cloves. A real keeper!!"

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