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blue and white flowery patterned bowl filled with homemade braised red cabbage with apples and onions, sprinkling of grated nutmeg over the top. Bowl stood on white wooden table.

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Tasty vegetable side dish that's perfect with Christmas Dinner
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, English
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Small/Medium Red Cabbage washed, chopped and shredded
  • 2 Apples peeled, quartered, core removed & thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs Cider Vinegar
  • 2-4 tsp Brown Sugar add sugar to your personal preference
  • 100 ml Boiling Water
  • 40 g Butter
  • pinch Grated Nutmeg
  • Salt and Black Pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan or skillet pan with a lid
  • Add the onion and fry gently for around 5 minutes
  • Tip in the cabbage and apples and stir fry for a couple of minutes
  • Pour in the vinegar, sprinkle over the sugar and pour in the water
  • Put the lid on the pan and gently braise over a low heat for around 20-25 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
  • Then cook with the lid off for around 5 minutes to cook off any excess liquid.
  • Spoon into to a serving bowl and grate over some nutmeg - season with salt and pepper to taste
Keyword Cabbage