Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This smells wonderful when it's cooking. Tastes even better! Recipe found on the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot with tight fitting lid, toss together cabbage, apples and onion.
  2. Add water, vinegar, sugar, butter and salt.
  3. Place the peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag.
  4. Add spice bag to pot.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  7. Remove spice bag. I.
  8. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cabbage mixture.
  9. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Most Helpful

Maybe my cabbage was unusually large but think this would serve many more than 6. I used granny smiths and chicken broth instead of water. I knew from reading the reviews at other site that this was on sweet side so reduced sugar to 1/3 cup but still found it too sweet-1/4 cup like a reviewer here suggested would be better. I made this two days ahead so flavors would meld. The day I served I reheated in crock pot. My slurry was 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water.

WiGal November 19, 2011

Wonderful! I also found the recipe on the internet, not on this site. Thanks for posting. This tastes almost like the red cabbage I had at a German restaurant, slightly less sweet. Very easy to make. I used two good sized Granny Smith apples and its just tart enough!

laracroft9311 October 16, 2011

Very easy and soooo good! I used a large head of red cabbage and an extra green apple, used tsp. allspice, cloves and cinnamon and added a hearty squeeze of Thai hot chili sauce. I did increase the sugar to 1 cup and it is perfect! Thank you Galley Wench for a great recipe and a wonderful addition to my "healthy" sidedish collection...oh yeah, and I left out the butter completely, finding once again that if you never add it you never miss it!!!! And you are so right about it smelling good...all three of my foster kids and my own teenager made their way into the kitchen at one point or another asking "what's for dinner? it smells soooo good!!!"

georgeweezie_8318418 February 20, 2011