Braised red cabbage with cider & apples

Braised red cabbage with cider & apples

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8 generously with leftovers

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
166
protein
3g
carbs
30g
fat
3g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
28g
salt
0.12g

Ingredients

  • 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

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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cookingace999's picture

Smells Christmassy, will tantalise your tastebuds. Freezes superbly well, tasting as good as when it was first cooked, and surprisingly easy to make. I can't recommend this recipe highly enough!!

sarahben's picture
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A great cook ahead recipe!
I've made this for the last 2 Christmasses. This year I forgot quite how much it made & we now have several batches in the freezer!

mchamb's picture

Weat gloves when chopping the cabbage! Luckily i'm preparing this dish to put in the freezer otherwise my hands would look horrid on Christmas morning!

krissyb's picture
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A really lovely dish to have with a Christmas dinner, tastes lovely and christmassy too!

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