Red Cabbage with Apples

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.5
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.9 mg
  • Sodium: 202.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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From Luchow's German Cookbook From Luchow's German Cookbook
Number of Servings: 7


    1 medium-sized head, red cabbage
    2 tart apples
    2 Tbsp. chicken fat (I used butter instead)
    1 medium-sized onion, sliced
    1 quart water (I only used 3 cups)
    1/2 cup light vinegar (red wine preferred)
    1/3 cup sugar (original recipe calls for 1/2 cup)
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. black pepper
    2 cloves
    1 bay leaf
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    2 or 3 Tbsp. flour (optional)


Wash cabbage, drain; cut as for coleslaw.

Wash and core apples; peel and cut in small pieces. (I did not peel the apples.)

Heat fat in large saucepan and saute onion and apples 3 or 4 minutes. Add water, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, cloves, bay leaf, and lemon juice. Stir; bring to a boil. Add cabbage. Cover and let simmer 45 minutes, or until tender. Just before serving, sprinkle flour on top to absorb liquid. (I think you should use a whisk to mix the flour into the liquid of the cabbage, not sprinkle on top where it will tend to clump.)

Can be made ahead and reheated.

Makes approx. 7 1-cup servings or 9 3/4-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAEJUNG.

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Quite delicious! Mine was a little liquidy, even after adding 3 tablespoons of flour and only adding 3 cups of water. I may cut back on the water next time or add extra flour. This recipe is a keeper!!! - 4/22/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used apple cider vinegar, and a little more sugar. I don't think I used as much water as the recipe called for, just added it it needed. I also used corn startch instead of flour. I will be making this again and again, great with Herb Crusted Pork Loin recipe by Wazaroo. - 3/23/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We make a similar recipe at our house about once a month. We use a semi sweet red wine in place of the vinegar and sugar. - 4/12/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was really delicious! And my dad loved it. My mom even liked it and she has never liked cabbage:) - 6/12/09

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this recipe is delicious. I used the 1/2 cup of sugar and about 3/4 cup of red wine vinegar. everyone loved it.
    this recipe is a keeper for sure. I did not use any flour
    - 4/13/09