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


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head red cabbage, finely chopped
1 small
onion, peeled, cut into quarters
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)


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