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Red Cabbage with Apples

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
    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


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

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  • saracino33
    Apr 12, 2018

    I Make this often and an accompaniment to pork chops. I put allspice 1 tsp in but nothing else is changed. Great receipe thanks!!!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 8, 2017

    The combination of red cabbage and apples here is awesome!!

  • 5toone
    Dec 16, 2012

    try puting in ground cloves and fry bacon and onions

  • rock111
    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!!

  • sabrinaehmke
    Mar 31, 2008

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