A sweet and sour side dish that's really nice with pork, ham, or sausage. Tastes better on day two, and freezes well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place water in a large saucepan, and stir in cabbage, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Stir in remaining butter before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 56.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
Excellent recipe, just like the Rohtkole you find in the best German restaurants. Add a bay leaf or two for really authentic german flavor. Froze well in my foodsaver and reheated better than the first time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2005
Way to vinegary for me. I would cut the vinegar in half next time and maybe double the brown sugar - as I noticed on other recipes. Read More
(15)
202 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
Excellent recipe, just like the Rohtkole you find in the best German restaurants. Add a bay leaf or two for really authentic german flavor. Froze well in my foodsaver and reheated better than the first time! Read More
(118)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
This was very good....almost as good as "rotekohl" that I have had in Germany. The only thing that I did a little different is that I added 1/8 of a cup more brown sugar. It was just a little too tart for me...really nice change to plain ole' saurekraut! Read More
(98)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2005
This is an excellent recipe! I've worked with it twice now. I had an awesome crop of cabbage this years thanks to my husbands ingenius irigation device. Therefore I have adapted the recipe just a bit to acomodate canning the cabbage. First I increased the recipe by 6. Also I added 1 quart of my homemade applesauce which does include some sugar and cinnamon. I used cider vinegar because it is not quite so strong, and I added caraway seed, ( about 2 Tablespoons) to the recipe. I do not add the butter because I am canning the cabbage and sometimes giving it as gifts to my husbands Checz family. The butter though should be added upon heating as it does add so much to the flavor. An excellent recipe, and I do find it to be too tart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2007
Very good! Took the advise of previous reviewers and used apple cider vinegar. Only used half the amount of vinegar called for. The full amount would be overpowering. That is the reason for the four star rating. Using half the vinegar makes it a five star!! Will make often. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
This is absolutely wonderful! But... I prefer to add the apples after the cabbage is cooked. Otherwise the apples cook down and become pasty. The spices are perfect!! Thank you!! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
Just great! If you've never had it make it. Cut the vinegar in half and used balsamic vinegar instead. Put it in a crock pot on high for four hours. So good (great with the Sauerbraten). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2006
If you're anti cabbage-slicing: I used one jar of red cabbage (drained) 2 Granny apples 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar and 3/8 cup of brown sugar. Mmmm...I will be making this one again. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2006
This was a fabulous recipe! It tasted like it came directly out of an authentic German restaurant. I used cider vinegar and reduced quantity to about 2/3 cup since my husband is not a fan of vinegar. He wasn't planning on eating it but actually admitted he liked it! It is such a nice variation to your typical green beans corn peas etc. & fairly healthy for you. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2005
Way to vinegary for me. I would cut the vinegar in half next time and maybe double the brown sugar - as I noticed on other recipes. Read More
(15)
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