Scandinavian Red Cabbage

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

Wonderful with the Christmas Ham I've also posted. I tend to leave it cooking on a low flame until its tender, I've tried to give an idea of how long this takes but it all depends on the size of cabbage and how you like it. Don't worry, it can stay on the hob at a low temp for a rather long time without spoling (I've left it there for a couple of hours whilst waiting for other things to cook and its been great).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cabbage with vinegar to keep it from darkening.
  2. Melt butter in a pan and add sugar and salt, stir.
  3. Add cabbage and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add jelly and apples, stir and let it simmer for at least an hour (see note).
  5. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

The red currant jelly makes this cabbage stand out in comparison to what I used to make. Very good indeed. Used balsamic vinegar and two small apples. Let it simmer for near two hours by which time it was soft and flavorful. There are two of us here and of course I had leftovers. Froze the remaining and can also report that is freezes well! Thanks for posting. Made for PAC, Spring 2009.

Chef Dudo April 04, 2009

We love cabbage! Having said that, I must say this will go up near the top of our favorite way to eat red. I've used apple, of course, but never added jelly! Scrumptious! Thnx for posting, Lou van. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.

Darkhunter October 06, 2008

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