This took me back to my childhood. My neighbor's mom was a german immigrant and she made things like this all the time. The only thing I was missing out of the meal was the smashed red potatoes with butter to eat it with. Wonderful! The only thing I would change next time is I'd put a layer of the cabbage and apples over the pork as it was a little dry. I used 5 cloves and a couple of bay leaves too. Go big or go home - and it was completely balanced and lovely. This is totally a keeper.
This turned out good. I wasn't expecting it smell as intense as it did. I think my cabbage was young and intense ; ). This was something different and new for us to try and I'm glad we chose your recipe. Thanks for posting.
DH really enjoyed this, I did too. Lovely flavour and filled the house with a mouth watering arouma while cooking. I made half a recipe for the two of us, Didn't have any kitchen bouquet so subed with Italian Seasoning, cut the sugar in half (used splenda) and just 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mine just took 6 hours to cook, there was quite a lot of fluid; I ladaled the fluid into a pot and made brown rice with it and served the pork and cabbage over the brown rice. YUM!! I will make this again, thanks for posting.
My family loved this recipe. Made exactly as directed. Can't think of a thing that I would change.