German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage

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"If your family likes the sweet-tart flavor found in many German dishes, they'll enjoy this recipe. The cabbage, apples and onions are cooked with vinegar, sugar and a variety of spices-the end result can't be beat!"
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1 h 30 m servings
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  1. In a Dutch oven, toss cabbage, apples and onion. Add water, vinegar, sugar, butter and salt. Place the peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and stir with kitchen string to form a bag. Add to Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  2. Discard spice bag. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

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This is THE BEST recipe ever! It does not need any adjustments. I didn't have a cheesecloth so I just added all the ingredients in the pot and picked out the big pieces when I saw them. Very aut...

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I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I found this mediocre at best. The vinegar was overpowering, and there was nothing particularly appealing about this dish.

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This is THE BEST recipe ever! It does not need any adjustments. I didn't have a cheesecloth so I just added all the ingredients in the pot and picked out the big pieces when I saw them. Very aut...

I ruined it :( (I still gave it a 5 so that its rating wouldn't suffer from my mistakes). I didn't have whole spices so I used ground ones and way too much of them. It was inedible. My advise: i...

We have visited Germany 5 times and I did not have any cabbage any better than this. If you had 6 stars, that is what I would rate. I made an all German meal but it was the cabbage everyone rav...

This is an excellent and authentic tasting German red cabbage recipe. I did have to add more sugar at the end of cooking, however, as mine was mouth puckering tart. It could have been my apple...

I made this recipe as a Christmas present for my mother. When my grandfather was still alive, they would have this with thier dinner every Christmas. She said it was exactly like the traditional...

This is good and pretty. I wish I'd sliced the cabbage and onion thin, though. And I suspect that there should be 2 TABLESPOONS rather than 2 teaspoons cornstarch, since no amount of simmering...

This is the real thing. The Germans call it Apfelrotkohl and it can be found in every market and most restaurants. Living in Germany for the past four years, I've tried many different versions, ...

This was wonderful! Reminded me of the red cabbage my very German grandmother used to make when I was a child. I made it for an Oktoberfest dinner we hosted (also used the Jaegerschnitzel and ...

This is the first time I have made German red cabbage but, it won't be my last. Absoluley wonderful. I fixed it with a pork roast and got rave reviews! Thanks for sharing. I wouldn't change one...

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