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Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 35 min.


6 servings

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. —Paul Tackman Sr., North Las Vegas, Nevada
Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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. Place cabbage and apple in a 6-qt. stockpot. Add sugar, salt, rosemary and pepper; toss to combine. Let stand 40 minutes to allow juices to release from cabbage.
  2. Place bay leaves and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Stir into cabbage mixture.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 30-35 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar and lemon juice; heat through. Discard spice bag.

Nutrition Facts

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

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