This dish incorporates dried cherries, fruit juice, honey and tomato paste (yes tomato paste) to balance the sweet - tart flavor of the dish. So different and interesting that I had to post the recipe.
In a small dutch oven or deep medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage, onion, and salt and saute until wilted, 5 minutes. Cover tightly, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the cabbage is very moist, 8 minutes.
Add the juice, honey and tomato paste, stirring until the honey dissolves. Add the cherries, cinnamon, clove and cardamom (if using). Season with pepper. When the liquid boils, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the cabbage is very soft, about 1 hour. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.