Red cabbage with apples is a traditional German side dish for pork roast and other roasts, Christmas goose, turkey, and game. It tastes even better when reheated so I usually make it the day before. It is a staple on most people's home for Christmas dinner.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pan. Add sugar and stir until it has a light caramel color, about 5 minutes. Add onion and apples; cook and stir until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in broth, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Cover and simmer until flavors are well combined, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in lingonberry jam towards the end of the cooking time if desired.

Cook's Note:

To intensify the flavor, sprinkle finely sliced red cabbage with salt, drizzle with a dash of red wine vinegar, and marinate for 2 hours. Then proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 140.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
Let me say much better than that watery stuff you buy in the jar. The only thing I did different was I used brown sugar (because I prefer the caramel taste of brown sugar to white when mixed with vinegar) - and it was perfect! Everyone loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2020
I made it but without the sugar and butter. Added brown sugar in the simmering stage to offset apple cider ginger. Also started with bacon browned it removed then simmered onion in that. Later I added bacon crushed delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
Let me say much better than that watery stuff you buy in the jar. The only thing I did different was I used brown sugar (because I prefer the caramel taste of brown sugar to white when mixed with vinegar) - and it was perfect! Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
We made this for a German dinner party - It was absolutely FABULOUS! Guests raved - guests raved! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
I will be making this again. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2020
I made this recipe with one small modification. I didn't have an apple, but I did have apple cider. This was the most delicious cabbage dish!! I paired it with spätzle and bratwurst...perfection!! I really can't wait to make it again, thank you!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
I used Chopped Leek instead of onions also added chopped Red and Yellow Pepper for extra color. Also used coconut oil. It was yummy! Great to know different recipe for red cabbage. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2020
I made it but without the sugar and butter. Added brown sugar in the simmering stage to offset apple cider ginger. Also started with bacon browned it removed then simmered onion in that. Later I added bacon crushed delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
I made no changes. Followed the recipe and I really enjoyed it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2019
I added chopped dried cranberries in place of the lingonberry jam. I was really good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2020
very good. I used green onions Read More