Red cabbage

    1 hour 10 min

    A sweet and sour side dish that's really nice with roast meats or sausage. Tastes better after day two, and freezes well.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 180ml water
    • 1 small red cabbage, finely shredded
    • 3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 4 tablespoons brown soft sugar
    • 250ml vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Place water in a large saucepan, and stir in cabbage, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Stir in remaining butter before serving.

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    I reduced the vinegar to 150ml and added a handful of raisins and it was really good. My husband loved it and it's very tasty cold as a pickle. Would probably add a bit more spice next time. There will definitely be a next time though.  -  16 Oct 2012


    So delicious and easy to make! Great to serve with almost any roast, and with sausages.  -  07 Dec 2010


    Delicious and so simple. A great side dish on Christmas day too.  -  04 Dec 2011