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Red cabbage with Bramley apple & walnuts

Red cabbage with Bramley apple & walnuts

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A sweet, crunchy cabbage dish with a superhealthy boost of vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories84
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 25g butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 Bramley apple, peeled and grated

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

    A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves

    Clove

    klo-ve

    The dry, unopened flower bud of the tropical myrtle tree family used to flavour a wide variety…

  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 25g light muscovado sugar
  • handful walnuts, toasted and chopped

    Walnut

    wall-nut

    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

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Method

  1. Put the cabbage in a wide shallow pan with the butter, apple, bay leaf and cloves. Cook, stirring, until the cabbage starts to wilt. Add the vinegar (stand back and don’t breathe in until the steam subsides), then continue to stir and cook until the vinegar has almost all disappeared. Add the sugar and stir until it has completely dissolved – be careful not to let it burn. Sprinkle with walnuts to serve. This will freeze well but let it thaw completely before gently reheating in a pan or microwave.

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Comments (17)

kazla77's picture
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This was lovely used recipe as guide and made with a 1/4 cabbage and an eating apple from my garden, for two of us, it would have fed 3 people easily!

dorothyd's picture

Extremely acidic, will not use this recipe again. Delia Smith's recipe for red cabbage, is far superior.

mikebiker1's picture

Please Please put the weight of the cabbage,other recepies do the same,
1 cauliflower, 2 apples etc.
The red cabbage I have just bought weighs over 21/2 kilos which would make a nonsence of the recipe.

cyberchezza's picture
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Made this today to accompany a roast chicken dinner & will be making again!

I used half a small red cabbage so it was balanced with the apple. I also added a small onion, which I fried off first for about five mins unil it softened, before adding the rst of the ingredients.

I was unsure if it would be too sweet with the amount of sugar(plus the apple), but it balanced out the vinegar well & I'm glad I didn't try reducing the amount. Cooking it as shown leaves a littlecrunch in the cabbage (which is what I like) but if you don't like that, you'll probably want to cook it slowly for longer.

Quick, easy & very nice.

lizleicester's picture
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This is in the freezer now waiting for Christmas Day. I've put a message on it to remind me to add the toasted walnuts when the time comes!

lizleicester's picture
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This is in the freezer now waiting for Christmas Day. I've put a message on it to remind me to add the toasted walnuts when the time comes!

sparrow100's picture

This can also be cooked in the microwave, time depending on quantities of cabbage, 10mins+. Also good with sultanas addd in place of the nuts.

lizzieket's picture

if you make this in advance and freeze it, do the walnuts go soggy?

khaddoroshik's picture
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Was part of an elaborate Xmas menu and went very well with the roast beef brisket or the grilled pollack - I had replaced regular vinegar for the cider vinegar which I think was a mistake as for my taste it turned out be a wee bit too sour -- but my husband loved it. Verdict - cider vinegar would be better!

dorothymgray's picture
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Made this for a dinner party and served with coq-au-vin. Guests loved it but I di change things a bit, I used a little ground clove as i found i had run out of whole ones also added a little extra sugar(to taste) and finally cooked it in the oven in a casserole dish. I found this way it did not need as much attention as having to stand and stir. Ofcourse it takes longer but was very successful.

rebecca_riots's picture
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Excellent - and quick to make

tmgabb's picture
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Delicious and easy to make!

absfabmum's picture
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Used half a small red cabbage otherwise would have not had a balanced dish

michellehegarty's picture
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Gorgeous....made it for Christmas dinner to go with duck!

jjlawlor's picture
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Had this last night with Chilli & Coriander sausages and mash and it was lovely (left out the walnuts). Have frozen the rest for Christmas Dinner.
I would suggest that you match large red cabbage to large apple or small to small you could end up with an unbalanced dish.

maggyann's picture

This sounds very nice,will make it for christmas, or sooner if I can get a red cabbage Margaret G

lizmacau88's picture
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That sounds delicious -- must find a red cabbage somewhere!

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