Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Raisins

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Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Raisins

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 8
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: A Bavarian-Style Alpine Feast Serious Entertaining: Pick Some Apples Already!


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium head purple cabbage, chopped, about 12 cups
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 gala apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1

    Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add cabbage, raisins, caraway seeds, and apple cider and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. 2

    Add apples and cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes. Add apple cider vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally for three minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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