Tangy Braised Cabbage With Apple and Onion Recipe

Braised Cabbage
Diana Rattray
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
236 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful braised cabbage is an easy preparation and it makes a tasty side dish. Serve the dish with ham, corned beef, or a pork dish. The apple and apple jelly combined with the vinegar gives the dish a nice mix of sweet and sour flavors. If you like the taste of caraway seeds, they make an excellent addition.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, finely diced
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, coarsely chopped or shredded, about 8 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. When the butter is hot, add onion and apple and cook, stirring, for about 7 to 10 minutes, or until soft.

  2.  Add cabbage, black pepper, vinegar, and the preserves or jelly. Stir to mix well. Cover the pan tightly and simmer slowly over low heat for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until cabbage is very soft and tender.

  3.  Taste and add salt, as needed.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the apple jelly with apricot preserves.
  • Cook 2 to 4 slices of bacon. Drain, crumble, and then toss with the cabbage just before serving.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds to the pan along with the cabbage.