Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

From a recipe book on 18th century frontier outpost recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head cabbage (cannon ball sized)
  • 1 apple, peeled cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Brown butter and cabbage in hot open kettle, stirring constantly.
  2. Cover and set on a higher pot hook in the back of the hearth until cabbage is tender. (Cook over low heat).
  3. Add chopped apple and continue cooking until apples are tender.
  4. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Up here in the "frontier" of northern Wisconsin, I made this in my oven not over an open flame. LOL! I reduced the recipe to half for the two of us. My cabbage slices were about an inch thick, sprayed foil, and sealed up packet. I baked for 75 minutes at 375 degrees and the cabbage was not done. Think another 15 minutes possibly are what was needed but hubby and I had places to be. Or cabbage should have been chunked instead of sliced? Next time, I would omit the butter and sub in apple juice for a healthier approach. Nyteglori, thanks for sharing a historical recipe.

WiGal August 20, 2011

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