Spiced Red Cabbage

  When paging through the Best of the Best from the Midwest cookbook, a recipe for Spiced Red Cabbage from Pella caught my eye. I remembered eating it in Pella and wanted to see if it was as good as I thought. 
  Well, everyone seems to agree, it is very good. The cooking time is about right, I might have cooked it a little less, as I wanted it to be tender but not soggy, the flavor however, is spot on. Easy to fix, and pretty to plate, this makes a great vegetable with sausage (Pella Bologna) and new potatoes. 
  Spiced Red Cabbage
1 large head red cabbage, very finely sliced (about 5 cups)
1 cup chopped, unpeeled, crisp tart apples
1 Tablespoon whole allspice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup red wine vinegar*
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
  Place cabbage in large saute pan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, until cabbage is soft about 5 minutes. Drain off all but ½ cup water. Add apples, toss and continue cooking until apples are starting to get tender. Add spices, brown sugar and red wine vinegar and simmer until tender and most of the liquid is gone. Remove from heat and add butter and serve. Makes 6 servings
*I would try cider vinegar if you do not have red wine vinegar.

1 comment:

  1. I just had been thinking of red cabbage and wondering about fixing it. I love it but don't have it really too often. I am looking forward to trying out your adaptation!! Thanks again for another good one!! And Happy New Year!!


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