Braised Red Cabbage With Apples - Scandanavia

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 min

My Norwegian great-grandmother Alice used to make this dish at Christmas. She didn't leave me the recipe! I remember she used jam in it. This is one could be close. It is from "The Best Recipes in the World" by Mark Bittman.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the butter, sugar, and vinegar with a large pinch of salt and sprinkling of pepper in a large deep skillet with a lid over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the cabbage, stirring to coat. When the cabbage begins to glisten and soften a bit, add the apple pieces and stir.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the cabbage is soft, about 45 minutes.
  4. Stir in the currant jelly. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then serve.


Most Helpful

Oh my goodness, this was so delicious!! I got a red cabbage in my fruit and veg box and had no idea what to do with it. I found this recipe after a search and decided to give it a try. Who knew cabbage could be so darn delicious - thankyou for posting this!

Shake'n'Cake April 29, 2010

Very nice! I didn'nt have black currant jelly so I used a little more sugar and an extra 2 apples. It tasted almost exactly like the red cabbage we buy in a jar, and it stays good for ages!

Flowerfairy November 15, 2009

Wanted to make a nice autumn dish with the red cabbage I had from the garden. This was very good. I realized the apples were to have been peeled AFTER they were cooking in the pan. Oh well, better for you with the peels! I used a cranberry jelly since I did not have currant jelly, otherwise followed recipe, omitting salt (I cooked beer brats in the pan which add a considerable amount of sodium).Few shakes of black pepper too, very good.

Larawithoutau September 23, 2009

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