Red Cabbage with Apples

November  6, 2013
3 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

I was born and raised in Germany. Red cabbage like potatoes is a stable in the German diet. Everybody has their special way of preparing it. My American family and friends love mine. This is the first time I have written down this recipe. Using goose or duck fat adds a rich flavor to this dish. The amount of jelly or jam varies depending on the sweetness. If you like to remove the spices after the cabbage has been cooked tie them into a cheese-cloth. I chop the cabbage and the onions into quarter inch pieces.
This recipe tastes better the next day and the day after that. It will provide you with a vegetable for a quick weekday dinner. —Sunnycovechef

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or goose or duck fat
  • 1 red cabbage, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 2-3 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup (or less) apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1'2 teaspoons salt and pepper
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add onions and cabbage and sauté for several minutes. Add about one cup of water and bring to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients , reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30 minutes, stirring often. I frequently prepare this dish ahead of time .

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3 Reviews

cld January 11, 2016
Just made this with a beautiful head of red cabbage from my farm stand and organic apples. Very good and so easy.
back T. January 3, 2016
Funny, I am American expat living in Germany. I had an old cabbage laying around in the back of my fridge, so I decided to do something to go with my pork chop. I did not want to spend too much effort and this recipe was just right for me. Tastes good as I have at restaurants here in Bavaria. Thanks.
Sunnycovechef October 17, 2016
Thanks for the comment, if you live in Germany you can use Johannisbeeren jelly. It is my favorite.