Juniper & apple red cabbage

Try this twist on braised cabbage for Christmas Day, with juniper berries, orange zest, red onion and red apple for festive colour and flavour

PREP 20 mins
COOK 1 hrs


  • calories 120
  • carbs 17
  • saturated fat 2
  • sugar 16
  • protein 2
  • fat 3
  • fibre 6
  • salt 0.1


1½ kg red cabbage, quartered, tough core removed
2 red onions, sliced
4 red apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 orange, zested
2 tsp juniper berries, lightly crushed
1 tbsp light soft brown sugar
60ml cider vinegar
250ml cloudy apple juice
25g butter


  1. Thinly slice the red cabbage, then put in a large saucepan along with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring regularly, then cover and cook over a low heat for 1 hr or until tender and the liquid has been absorbed, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Can be made ahead, covered and chilled for two days or frozen for up to one month. Reheat in a pan or in the microwave.