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Red Cabbage with Apples Recipe

Red Cabbage with Apples Recipe

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 YIELD: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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Red Cabbage with Apples

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

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

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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