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Braised red cabbage cooked and in a blue dish. Hand holding a spoonful of cabbage
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5 from 4 votes

Braised Red Cabbage with Onions and Apple

An easy and delicious side dish to go along with your favourite winter meals.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: apple, braised, red cabbage, red onion
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Andrea


  • Large pot or pan with fitted lid.


  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 head red cabbage, small to medium. Cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion. Cut in half and thinly sliced.
  • 1 large apple. Quartered, cored and thinly sliced. Or grated.
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider.
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot or pan with fitted lid, heat butter or oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and apple and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add cabbage, vinegar and apple cider. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and continue simmering for 40 to 50 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
  • Cabbage will last in the fridge for one week.