Sauté onion and apple in hot bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
Add 1 cup water, wine, if desired, and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Add cabbage, and tightly cover.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cabbage and apple are tender. Return skillet to stove top.
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.