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

5 5

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.

5 5

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. ^^

4 5

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!