Red Cabbage With Apples and Spices - Crock Pot

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

You can braise this on the stove top as well in the crock pot! This is a long cooking recipe to make a very tender texture. The braised red cabbage of Alsace, counterbalances the fattiness making pork, duck or a traditional Christmas goose a great to serve with it. Seasoned with apples, ginger, cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg. Try even some lavender in it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients into a large crock pot.
  2. It will be full but will cook down to about 1/5.
  3. Cook for 5 hours on low.
  4. Stirring occasionally adding water if needed.
  5. Optional: Or you can cook stove top saute onions in some butter till softened add rest of ingredients and simmer 1-2 hours or bake at 350 degrees.


Most Helpful

I have made this at least twice now, and it is always a hit! It works great as as side dish for a German meal of bratwurst, but we also just enjoyed it with Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for Christmas Eve dinner. I make the recipe exactly according to the instructions. It's a keeper!

Jen C Seattle December 26, 2014

It was good. Next time would increase the amount of spices and add a bay leaf. Needed some sugar. Will definitely make it again. thanks

Helgaf October 28, 2010

had to cook this for 6 hours, the last hour on high. Next time I'll add some honey or brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit more, or even another apple. Delicious!

mommymakeit4u October 20, 2008

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