Cran-Apple Kraut

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
A gussied up fresh sauerkraut for a healthy side dish! Make sure you look for a refrigerated variety that has probiotics for the healthiest take on this flavorful recipe. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium Honeycrisp apples, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 package (32 ounces) refrigerated sauerkraut, well drained


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add apples; cook and stir until tender, 5-6 minutes. Stir in brown sugar until melted. Add vinegar, cranberries and caraway seeds. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until liquid is evaporated, 3-4 minutes. Stir in sauerkraut; heat through. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 183 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.