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Red Cabbage Casserole

Since I enjoy spending time with my guests rather than alone in the kitchen, this one's a favorite dish...I've served it with ham, pork and turkey. With its color and eye appeal, I call on it on special days like Christmas or Easter when I'm cooking for a crowd. I'd also recommend it for potlucks. Although my husband and I were "city kids" both born in Toronto, we have been farming since we were married. We have two grown daughters.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 8 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly


  • In a Dutch oven, combine first six ingredients. Cover and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add apples; cook 10-15 minutes or until cabbage and apples are tender. Stir in jelly until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 80 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Sharon
    Apr 1, 2018

    Loved this beautiful cabbage dish. Used as a side for pork tenderloin and rice. We prefer a more tangy flavor, so I bumped up the lemon juice. Next time, I might also use a bit less sugar. I did buy red currant jelly to add at the end, which gives nice flavor. Thank you for a stunning and delicious recipe, that is oh so easy to customize to our family's tastes!

  • Sprucetree18
    Oct 23, 2013

    Delicious and easy side. Could not find red currant jelly so substituted apple jelly. This would be a colourful and nice additional side dish for turkey dinners...

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 20, 2012

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  • cookinama
    Apr 23, 2011

    Excellent flavor, I am having a german party and wanted to try it first. The only negative was a lot of liquid left in the pan. I would leave the cover off the pan to let the liquid reduce more. Excellent!!

  • savanna2
    Jan 24, 2011

    this is just like the German red cabbage i always make 9I am from Germany) but with 1/3 c sugar and 1/3 c red wine vinegar no jelly, no lemon juice. I also cook the apples in with the cabbage. Try it this way, enjoy.

  • blardo
    Mar 30, 2010

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  • TN Rose
    Feb 18, 2010

    I made this for our Christmas Family get together. Everyone loved it. My sister in law even wanted the recipe. I will definitely make this dish again and will probably add it to my Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. I may even add it to the Saint Patrick's menu also.

  • maggieaw
    Jan 7, 2010

    Okay... I was curious but very doubtful that this would be good. We eat a lot of fresh raw cabbage but I didn't have many cooked recipes for it. I made a half recipe the night I made baked pork chops and didn't want to buy current jelly just for this recipe so I substituted some plum jam instead. What a great dish! It went so well with the pork and the garlic mini potatoes. We had the best dinner ever with this one. I think it would be great with any dish but try it with chicken and turkey also! This one is going in my make again file!

  • Hannah0418
    Dec 28, 2009

    i expected a contest winning recipe to be better than this was. it was okay but won't make it again

  • tomsondra
    Dec 25, 2009

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