Braised Red Cabbage

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings or olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium-size red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Garnish: chopped cooked bacon


  1. Sauté onion and apple in hot bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Add 1 cup water, wine, if desired, and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Add cabbage, and tightly cover.
  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cabbage and apple are tender. Return skillet to stove top.
  4. Stir together cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water; add to cabbage mixture, and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Garnish, if desired.
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