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Red Cabbage With Apples

Yield 8 servings
Red Cabbage with Apples, a traditional dish brought to this country by German immigrants. Good with Sauerbraten or wurst.


  • 1 medium-size red cabbage, cleaned and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

How to Make It

  1. Place cabbage in cold water to soak; set aside.

  2. Sauté onion in bacon drippings in a Dutch oven until tender.

  3. Drain cabbage; add to sautéed onion. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Add apple slices, salt, and caraway seeds to cabbage mixture; stir lightly. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until apple slices and cabbage are tender.

  4. Combine vinegar and sugar. Stir into cabbage mixture. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.

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