Red Cabbage with Apple

Fruity version of German rotkohl (sweet and sour red cabbage), easily made with apples in the slow cooker.
Red Cabbage with Apple

Red Cabbage with Apple

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post has been sponsored by #AppleWeek sponsors, but all content and opinions are my  own.

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Today I am sharing one of my  autumn favorites red cabbage with apple. It’s a version of German rotkohl (sweet and sour red cabbage) with apples added.

I did this recipe in the slow cooker to give it time   to  get nice and tender.  I like cooking  red cabbage this was as I don’t have to tend and stir as much. Cooking red cabbage sometimes takes quite a while.

The apples, generously provided by Rainier Fruit, are Honey Crisp, and grated up into this, they are just perfect, adding the right touch of sweetness.

Red Cabbage with AppleThis makes a perfect side dish for many meals. In my case I served it with pan fried pork chops, sour cream and chives noodles (homemade recipe  coming soon to the blog!) and fresh rye bread with herb butter. Of course, an Oktoberfest beer is the perfect wash. (Please drink responsibly!)

This is the only dinner recipe I will be  posting for #AppleWeek, the rest are baking or sweets. You can refer to the schedule for the entire week with the blogging group on the giveaway page. Don’t forget to sign up and good luck!


Red Cabbage with Apple

Red Cabbage with Apple

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Red Cabbage with Apple

  • 3 pounds red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored  and grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup red  wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Slice  cabbage and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet  and saute the onions  until soft.
  3. While onions are cooking, peel, core and grate the apples.
  4. Add the apples, sauteed onions, and remaining ingredients to cabbage and toss to mix.
  5. Place in a slow cooker, cover and cook on  low for 4-6 hours or until cabbage is tender, stirring  occasionally.

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Red Cabbage with Apple

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5 responses

  1. What a great idea to cook this in the slow cooker! I’ve made this for several years from a family recipe but never tried using a slow cooker. I will now!

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