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Red Cabbage and Apples Recipe

Red Cabbage and Apples

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"Looking for something new? Try this sweet and sour apple and cabbage dish."

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  1. Heat oil in a medium size saucepan. Stir in cabbage and onion; fry until wilted. Stir in apple and water, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes.
  2. Pour vinegar and sugar into the mixture while tasting for desired sweet and sour taste. Cook another 5 to 6 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 27, 2005

I was searching for this recipe for a few months, I had made it before in culinary school and loved it sooo much. I made a few changed: I used apple cider vinegar, plus more of it, I also used brown sugar rather than the white. I did however cook the cabbage a little too long, I would have liked a more firm texture and the apples lost their texture as well. Otherwise this is a nice dish, a little different and a pleasant change from corn or green beans!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 08, 2003

This was good both hot and, later, cold. A little sweeter than I cared for. Next time I will increase the vinegar and decrease the sugar, as I like them a little "pickle-y"

Oct 04, 2007

This was a very delicious recipe. I presteamed my cabbage. When it was time to prepare the rest of the dish I simply sauted the onions and apples 10-15min then added everything else. it was done after about 5 min. of simmer time! I also substituted with the brown sugar and cider vinegar.

Apr 15, 2003

This recipe came the closest to the Rotkraut we had in Leavenworth, Washington. Instead of apples I used applesauce so the flavor blended more evenly through the cabbage. It brought back a lot of happy vacation memories!

Aug 08, 2003

This was an easy, quick and really tasty recipe. I substituted 3 strips of bacon in lieu of the oil and also used apple sauce instead of apples. I wish I would have made a double batch!

Apr 10, 2007

We really enjoyed this different dish. And easy enough to make. I used another reviewers suggestion and used apple cider vinegar (instead of white) and brown sugar (instead of white).

Nov 27, 2007

I have made this several times and it is wonderful. This time I used bacon drippings instead of the oil and it was better yet!

Sep 08, 2003

I'd had Red Cabbage with Apples in a German restaurant and really loved it. This recipe was so close to it and really good. I did add about 1 c. of sweetened applesauce to it, instead of the apples. Then I reduced the sugar to 2 T. and increased the vinegar to 4 T. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 1216 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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