Braised Red Cabbage with Cider & Apples

Red cabbage, with an attractive dark purple colour and undeserved bad reputation, is Fat-Free, Cholesterol-Free, and rich in vitamin A, B, C, E. Talk about the perfect weight loss food!
My husband simply frowns on the idea of cooking him some red cabbages. He even dislike the word "Kohl or cabbage in English". He didn't touch a single bit of it. Well, take it or leave it. So red cabbage anyone?

Recipe Source: BBC Good Food
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1250 g Red cabbages, quartered, cored and shredded
  • 2 Apples, peeled and cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger root, finely shredded
  • 2 Onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Allspice, ground
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 80 g Golden caster sugar
  • 40 ml White wine vinegar
  • 300 ml Apple cider©angiesrecipes
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan, add cabbage, apples, ginger, onions, allspice and mustard seeds. Cook for 5 minutes until just starting to wilt.
  2. Scatter over the sugar and pour in the wine vinegar and cider. Cook, covered, over the low heat for 15 minutes, then remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium. Simmer the cabbage for about 35 minutes, stirring occasionally until all the liquid has evaporated.


foodtravelandwine 20/10/10 16:37

WOW!!....fantastic pictures and great recipe!!....I love that cabbage!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

alison 20/10/10 16:38

that's so interesting,angie!i made only salad with red cabbage.

Unknown 20/10/10 16:43

I love red cabbage and your recipe sounds delicious. I'm going to give your recipe a try, it's been years since I've enjoyed red cabbage prepared in this way:)

maameemoomoo 20/10/10 16:46


For a while, i thought this was a salad, a well-soaked salad! :)

[Reply] 20/10/10 16:49

Red cabbage is so good for you. your recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing...

Krishnaveni 20/10/10 16:52

looks yummy and beautiful colour, great

wenn 20/10/10 17:16

here we usually get the yellow ones..

Dimah 20/10/10 17:19

What an interesting idea! it sounds delicious!

Srividhya Ravikumar 20/10/10 17:27

lovely colour... delicious dear..

Kumi 20/10/10 17:32

I LOVE red cabbage - especially done this way. I sometimes go for a jarred version (Kühne), but can't beat the home made!

ann low 20/10/10 17:58

Oh Angie, I love red cabbage. If your husband don't like this, please share with me :)

Joy 20/10/10 18:16

I would have never think of doing that with cabbage. It looks great.

Satya 20/10/10 18:51

wow what a delicious combination of ingredients it


Cool Lassi(e) 20/10/10 18:52

That looks truly delicious.

Foodie Ann 20/10/10 18:55

Nice preparation....sounds interesting...:)

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 20/10/10 19:13

This looks like one delicious Thanksgiving side dish... Absolutely beautiful photos, Angie. Thanks for sharing! Also, I have a super easy caramel turnover up today that I think you'd really like!

Joie de vivre 20/10/10 19:22

You always make the best things Angie. I can't BELIEVE that your husband wouldn't touch it! I never knew that Kohl was another word for cabbage. There is a department store called Kohl's in the US, I wonder if they were naming it after a cabbage?

Unknown 20/10/10 19:49

Braised red cabbage is one of my favorites! I can eat an entire bowl--I find it to be so addictive. The cider, apples, and seasonings all make this a fantastic recipe.

Juliana 20/10/10 19:49

Angie, picture of the cabbage got me craving for it...look yummie and SO tasty with apples...never thought in preparing cabbage this way.

Priya Suresh 20/10/10 20:00

Eye catching braised red cabbage, awesome dish!

Angie's Recipes 20/10/10 20:04

@Joie de vivre
Kohl means Cabbage in German. :-)) Could "Kohl's" be the name of the owner?

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 20/10/10 20:16

Amazing as always and I've tagged you, so go to my blog and see what you have to do. If you want to have a little fun that is!

Cooking Gallery 20/10/10 20:43

Great! You make your own Rotkohl :)! I am too lazy and always buy the ready made ones around and just add a bit of this and that ;).

Puja 20/10/10 21:12

Simply your presentation!

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Faith 20/10/10 21:17

This is one of my favorite ways to eat cabbage. I've never had it with ginger though, I bet it's delicious!

tigerfish 20/10/10 21:51

What bad reputation abt red cabbage? I have not braised them in the traditional way but use them in soups before. When I want to cook them, I try to treat them as ordinary green cabbage. I know they taste different but I guess it works, in a way cos the texture is similar.

Anna's Table 20/10/10 21:59

The cabbage is such a beautiful colour. I often use red cabbage in the summer for coleslaw. Your recipe looks delicious and the perfect hot dish for fall weather. Thanks for introducing me to this new recipe.

Magic of Spice 20/10/10 22:00

Yes, me please! I have some growing in my garden, wonderful recipe :)

Unknown 20/10/10 22:40

love the color an d sliced cabbage pictures :)

Dee 20/10/10 23:02

This is a perfect Fall food. Love the stunning color.

Reeni 21/10/10 00:30

I love red cabbage Angie! You've done such a delicious thing with it. I'd happily eat this with you!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 21/10/10 02:28

I've never tried cooked red cabbage but I imagine it would complement roast pork or duck very nicely? Oh well, your husband's loss ;)

Carol 21/10/10 04:06

I'll take it! We love the stuff! Yours looks delicious!

scrambledhenfruit 21/10/10 04:32

We love cabbage here. I usually fix green cabbage, but this red really looks good!

Nitha 21/10/10 04:33

Lovely colour... Looks delicious...

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 21/10/10 05:42

I'd eat it Angie! Anything with such a glorious color has to be good!

WendyinKK 21/10/10 05:52

I've made this some time ago too, and I simply loved it.

Angie's Recipes 21/10/10 07:28

Tasteless. ;-)) I kept telling my husband it tastes really good and healthy...and he replied: but it's CABBAGE. For him, anything cabbage couldn't be good in taste.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 21/10/10 08:32

beautiful colour and refreshing dish!

January 21/10/10 09:19

hurray for healthy recipes! ;) can't wait to try this especially that i'm on a diet now :P it's hard having to shift to healthy eating when you're used to making really delicious but unhealthy meals. this one though looks so flavorful i might end up enjoying it without feeling deprived :)

kitchen flavours 21/10/10 09:45

I don't mind red cabbage! Pass me a bowl, please!

sophia 21/10/10 10:09

This would be SO good on top of grilled sausages! I make a dish like this favorite way to devour cabbage!

Mika 21/10/10 10:52

I simply love red cabbage...generally I cooked it just with oil a little bit of sugar and vinegar, but I like the idea of using ginger and the other spices...

My Little Space 21/10/10 10:59

Your hubby is rediculous and so is mine! haha.... He just hates red cabbage but not others, luckily! The addition of apples sounds awesome to me. Thanks again.

Anonymous 21/10/10 11:28

I just made braised cabbage last night. It always adds such a nice balance to pork and mash. Perfect sweet and acidic mix. Cabbage is so versatile, I love it.

Paul Jennette 21/10/10 12:22

Wow!! Love the use of the apples in this, with the ginger sounds perfect. Your pictures are always great Angie!!

pigpigscorner 21/10/10 13:45

This is a good side for roast! yum!

Unknown 21/10/10 14:49

I haven't had good, braised cabbage for too long! Mainly, because my husband will only eat cabbage in cole slaw. I need to make some for myself! This sounds like a great recipe. Beautiful photos too!

Elin Chia 21/10/10 15:28

Angie...this is so healthy and delicious . This will make a good side dish for my roast...yum yum

Elisabeth 21/10/10 16:20

Hi Angie-what a coincidence, I just happen to have a head of red cabbage sitting in my frig. and I was going to prepare it the same old-same old-way, with diced Granny Smith Apples, and apple cider vinegar, sweet-and-sour way, but your way is fantastic with the ginger. Incidentally, I have the same exact lead glass dish. Would you mind terribly, if I made it with your exact recipe and post it on my blog, linking it to yours? Just love what you did with the simple beautiful red cabbage!...all I can say, is AMAZING!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 21/10/10 16:23

Looks delicious to me! Great shot of the cabbage in the second picture!

Bakericious 21/10/10 16:48

this is a great side dish for me, yum yum.

Claudia 21/10/10 19:44

I adore red cabbage - especially in the autumn and love the idea of braising it in cider - yes - a definite "must do."

A Canadian Foodie 21/10/10 20:46

This is a perfect fall recipe that I adore and have not made for a few YEARS!!! Thank you, Angie, for the kick in the pants. I will have to dig out my old recipe and compare it to yours. I love braised cabbage!

Angie's Recipes 21/10/10 21:02

Thanks, Elisabeth! I am glad that you like the recipe.
You are more than welcome to use it.

noobcook 22/10/10 09:19

what a great way to cook this cabbage, it will make an excellent side for any dish. love your photos ^_^

Joanne 22/10/10 13:41

I really wanted to make something with red cabbage the other day and I couldn't find any anywhere! When I locate it, I will surely be making this. Love the flavors.

Beachlover's Kitchen 22/10/10 14:27

hmmm..this is interesting! I saw it at our Diner...or salad bar but never make one myself!!!

marla {family fresh cooking} 22/10/10 14:59

Oh men, what do they know! I love red cabbage. This recipe would be great tossed with brown rice or fusilli pasta. Nice job girl :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 22/10/10 19:13

Wow I've never cooked with red cabbage. The color is brilliant. And I bet the taste is awesome, too.

Cheah 22/10/10 19:20

Yes, I want some and just can't help admiring your good shots!

blackbookkitchendiaries 22/10/10 22:52

this look so good. i need to make this soon. thanks for sharing:) have a nice weekend.

grace 22/10/10 23:08

i love red cabbage, mostly because it seems to cause less distress to my digestive system... :)
great preparation!

Emily Z 23/10/10 00:27

Ooooh, I love cabbage. This sounds delicious! Great flavors for fall! My husband can be pretty adamantly opposed to certain foods too... I am sure I have mentioned them to you before. Sweet potatoes and mushrooms, mainly. He's not big on tomatoes in the form of soups. Unfortunately half the stuff he adamantly opposes are things I enjoy! Sigh... the sacrifices you make for love! ;)

Donna-FFW 23/10/10 13:08

OMG!! My hubby would adore this!! He actually LOVES red cabbage.. soooo bookmarked!

Sophie Sportende Foodie 25/10/10 09:38

Your red cabbage recipe is tasty!!

I recently also made a braised red cabbage recipe with ginger, apples & cinnamon in it!

tasteofbeirut 31/10/10 22:06

I have made red cabbage only once or twice, yet I love it! Thanks for reminding me of how delicious it can be! back on the list this coming season!

Katy-Mei 17/2/11 14:55

I never cook it before, can't remember where and when i tried, but its delicious, will cook some this week with roast lamb or pork.


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