Red Cabbage with Apples (Rotkraut Mit Apfeln)

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Red cabbage is a typical Austrian side dish. During holidays, such as Christmas, people add apples to sweeten this already tasty dish. Red cabbage makes a good accompaniment to a Christmas Day holiday meal of roast goose, potato dumplings, and desserts such as Sacher torte and Christmas cookies.

From Cooking the Austrian Way by Helen Hughes.


★★★★☆ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    head red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 small
    onion, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 4
    whole cloves
  • 1 large
    green apple,, cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

How to Make Red Cabbage with Apples (Rotkraut Mit Apfeln)


  1. Combine cabbage, onion, cloves, apple, vinegar, 3/4 tbsp. sugar, and oil in a large pot.
  2. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer until tender, or 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Add boiling water if needed during cooking to maintain enough water at the bottom of the pan to keep the
    food from sticking.
  5. Sprinkle flour and the rest of sugar over the mixture before serving.

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About Red Cabbage with Apples (Rotkraut Mit Apfeln)

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

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