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Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Sweet and sour flavours describe this easy side dish recipe that goes well with pork, sausage and beef. It's so quick and easy on the stovetop and can be frozen for meal prep planning for later.


1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

8 cups red cabbage, chopped

1 and 1/2 cups chopped apples (peeled, 2 apples)

1/4 cup cider vinegar

5 tbsp. brown sugar

1/4 cup raisins (optional)

1/8 tsp. salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste


1. In a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter. 

2. Cook onion over medium heat for five minutes, stirring constantly. You want the onion soft, but not browned. 

3. Add cabbage and stir well. 

4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

5. Add chopped apples, cider vinegar, brown sugar, raisins (if using), salt and pepper. Stir well and cover. 

6. Cook covered for 15 minutes over low-medium heat. Test after 15 minutes; the cabbage should be tender but not mushy. If mixture is sticking, add 1 tsp. cider vinegar into 1/2 cup water and mix well, then continue to cook a few minutes longer until cabbage is soft. 

Makes 6 servings.



Add in 1/4 cup of raisins

How to store Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Store in the refrigerator for up to two days or you can freeze for up to a month in a freezer-safe container.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: German


  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 19.8 g
  • Sodium: 85.8 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.3 mg

Keywords: red cabbage,