Braised Red Cabbage with Apples



I love baking Delia Smith’s Braised Red Cabbage with Apples as the spices make the house smell Christmassy while it’s cooking.  This dish is lovely with leftover cold turkey/baked ham on Boxing Day.  Keeps forever and freezes well too!

Ingrid, Reservationist



  • 2lbs red cabbage shredded
  • 1lb onions chopped
  • 1lb cooking apples chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped very small
  • ¼ whole nutmeg, freshly grated
  • ¼ level teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ level teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1/2oz butter
  • Salt & Pepper



Pre-heat overn to 130 degrees Celsius (fan oven).

  1. Mix the garlic, spices and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. In a large casserole (with a tight-fitting lid), arrange layer of cabbage seasoned with salt & pepper, followed by layer of onions and apples with a sprinkling of garlic, spices and sugar.  Repeat until it’s all in.
  3. Pour the vinegar over the top and add dots of butter.
  4. Put the lid on the casserole and cook for 2-2 ½ hours.



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