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Sweet-and-Sour Red Cabbage

This colorful and yummy side dish goes well with any pork dish. It is perfect for a get-together because it make so much!—Elna Groot-Nibblelink, Bloomfield, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 12 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch salt, optional


  • Place cabbage in a large saucepan; layer the apples over cabbage. Combine sugar and cloves; sprinkle over apples. Add bay leaf. Combine vinegar and water; pour over all. Place the butter on top; add salt if desired. Cover and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve warm.

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