Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley Recipe

Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley Recipe
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Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley Recipe

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This nicely spiced cabbage-and-apple medley has always been a favorite side dish on our holiday dinner table. We love the sweet-tangy flavor and eye-catching color.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

In a large skillet, combine the cabbage, apple, sugar, salt, rosemary and pepper. Place bay leaves and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Stir into cabbage mixture. Let stand for 40 minutes or until some moisture has been drawn from cabbage.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and lemon juice; heat through. Discard spice bag. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p55

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 145 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 medium head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a large skillet, combine the cabbage, apple, sugar, salt, rosemary and pepper. Place bay leaves and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Stir into cabbage mixture. Let stand for 40 minutes or until some moisture has been drawn from cabbage.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and lemon juice; heat through. Discard spice bag. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p55

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