Braised red cabbage with cider & apples

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 30 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 166
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 28g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.12g


  • 1½ kg red cabbages
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 Granny Smiths apples, peeled and cored and chopped
  • zest 1 orange or 2 clementines
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 300ml dry cider
  • 25g butter


  1. Peel off the outer leaves from the cabbage and discard. Quarter the cabbage, removing the tough stem, then thinly slice. Arrange a layer of the cabbage on the bottom of a large saucepan, followed by some of the onions, apples, zest, mixed spice, sugar and seasoning. Continue to create layers until you have used up the ingredients.

  2. Pour over the vinegar and cider and dot the butter on top. Bring to the boil then simmer with a lid on over low heat for 1½ hrs, until tender. The cabbage will keep for 2 days, covered, in the fridge or freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat in either a pan or in the microwave.

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