Braised Red Cabbage and Apples

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

A recipe my mom taught me to make...I love the sweet and sour flavors in this! If you like, caraway seed may be added with the water to enhance the flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet; add sugar and cook and stir 2 minutes.
  2. Add onion; cook slowly until light colored.
  3. Stir in cabbage, apples, vinegar, cayenne and wine.
  4. Cook, covered, 10 minutes.
  5. Add water and cook, with lid askew, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes more.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

I just shoved all the ingredients in a pan at the same time and cooked for 50 mins. worked out very nice though I did need to add more fluid as it dried up.

Mojofrodo October 11, 2009

I used green cabbage because that's what I had on hand and only 1 T of butter, but the remaining ingredients were the same. The wine was a nice touch and the result was a very tender, tasty side dish which I served with pork tenderloin and roasted broccoli. My husband gave it 5 stars and said he would definitely like to have it again. Thanks for a great recipe!

SusanC322 February 13, 2008

We were mixed on this one here. I enjoyed it, as did my 3 year old daughter though my husband and 6 year old son were not as happy with it. That said, I think it had nice texture and a nice taste. Personally I think I would like more apple so next time I might try 2 apples. I used a bit less then 1 tbsp. of butter following kumquat & toni's lead. I would make this again as a dish primarily for me. I did use red wine and enjoyed that flavor. Thanks for a great one to try!

ladypit November 26, 2005