Spiced Red Cabbage Recipe
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Spiced Red Cabbage Recipe

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When it comes to vegetable dishes, this traditional one is at the top of my list. The wonderful sweet-sour aroma and taste remind me of home. Plus, it looks so pretty on the table. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 medium head red cabbage, diced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium tart apple, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 78 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water and cabbage to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Return to pan; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until cabbage is tender. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Red Cabbage in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p35

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5xamom User ID: 787516 7287
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"My mom use to make this when I was a kid to go with sauerbrauten. It was one of my very favorite side dishes! I haven't made it in a long time. The only difference was we don't add the bay leaf or oil. It was great! Thanks for reminding me of an old family favorite! My children enjoyed it also."

Summy User ID: 1386846 12642
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"I have made this recipe every Thanksgiving for years. My mother loves it. Leftovers (if there are any) are good hot or cold. I usually double this recipe to assure that we DO have leftovers. :)"

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