Baked Sauerkraut With Apples

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This German recipe is borrowed (with a tweak) from The original recipe calls for 120ml beef stock, but I wanted a vegetarian version. You could revert to the beef stock or replace my suggested vegetable stock with a small amount (say ½ teaspoon) of Marmite or Vegemite dissolved in 120ml of very hot water. Recipe posted for Zaar World Tour 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a large oven proof lidded casserole dish, add the onions and sauté until soft and transparent.
  2. Add the sauerkraut, mix well and cook, uncovered, over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the apples to the sauerkraut mixture together with the wine and enough stock to cover; mix well then continue to cook over a low heat for 30 minutes; preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, gas mark 3 during this cooking time.
  4. Stir in the sugar and celery seeds then cover and transfer to the oven; bake for 30 minutes and serve hot.
Most Helpful

very good, we liked it a lot! Just made half a recipe for the two of us and served it with turkey/onion sausage and mash potatoes. the celery seed and the wine really make the recipe. We enjoyed it very much and will make it again, thanks for posting.

Derf October 26, 2009

This was my first experience with sauerkraut, and it was amazing. I used apple juice instead of the wine, as well. I make this about once a week, it's that good. ^^

aulophobia August 25, 2008

I liked this but found it a little bitter from the wine I think. I added some more brown sugar before serving. Will make again with apple juice instead as another suggested. I beleive that may be a better option for me.Perhaps the wine I used was too dry for this- a riesling would probably be better suited. Great recipe!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) June 07, 2006