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Red Cabbage and Apple in Serving Dish

Braised Red Cabbage and Apple

Add some colour to your plate with this classic combination of red cabbage and apple. The sweet and savoury taste and bright colour is sure to be a hit with little ones.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Western
Keyword Braised Cabbage, Red cabbage, Red Cabbage and Apple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 105kcal


  • Large skillet/frying pan or saucepan with a lid


  • ½ (approx. 750g / 1.6lb) Red cabbage Quartered, cored and cut crosswise in thin strips
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 small Onion Halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tart Apples (I used Granny Smith) Cored, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Balsamic Vinegar
  • tsp Ground All Spice


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat, and add the oil. Add the onion, cover, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly golden and sticky.
  • Add the cabbage, apple, vinegar and allspice, stir and saute for 2-3 mins.
  • Cover, reduce the heat to low and allow to cook gently for around 45mins to 1hr (until soft, stick and sweet), checking and stirring occasionally
  • Season to taste.


TOO TART?: The balsamic vinegar adds enough sweetness for our family, if you find it too tart then try adding a little honey, maple syrup, sugar or raisins to add sweetness. 
SERVING A BABY? If your baby is doing baby-led weaning or has had experience with finger foods then add a little to their plate to try (before seasoning). If you wish to make it into a puree, replace the vinegar with water or homemade stock, cook until soft and then puree.
Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1428IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg