Red cabbage, a .k.a. Rotkohl mit apfel

Diane C.


I used Heidi Hoermans Red cabbage recipe but I tweaked it a little to suit our tastes. Thanks, Heidi for your help and inspiration. I couldn't have created this without you.
This is a sweet, tangy version of Rotkohl.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, cold
  • 1
    red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider
  • 1 medium
    apple, granny smith, peeled, cored and chopped
  • dash(es)
    salt and pepper

How to Make Red cabbage, a .k.a. Rotkohl mit apfel


  1. Use a 3 or 4 qt. pan. Heat the oil and butter in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the shredded red cabbage and the onion. Toss to coat with the oil. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the cider vinegar, apple cider, water and chopped apple. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  3. Remove cover and let simmer for 10 minutes until liquid has disappeared.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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About Red cabbage, a .k.a. Rotkohl mit apfel

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German

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