Red cabbage braised with apples

An old fashioned dish for the holiday dinner table. Braising cabbage this way makes it lusciously silky and aromatic with the flavours of spice and fruit. The enchanting sweet-and-sour taste comes from the green apples, cider vinegar and Blyss monkfuit.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon cut into 1/2″ wide strips
  • 1 1/2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
  • coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 small green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 medium head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs Blyss monkfruit sweetener


  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees
  2. Fry the bacon: combine the oil and bacon in a deep large ovenproof skillet on medium heat till bacon begins to crisp. Set aside.
  3. Saute the aromatics and wilting the cabbage: Add the butter to the bacon fat and stir in the sliced onion. Season with salt and pepperfor 2 min. Add apple and ginger and stir to combine. Increase heat and add cabbage, saute for 6min. Add vinegar and Blyss. Add the bacon. Stir and let liquid come to a boil. 
  4. To braise: cover the pan and place in the middle of the oven. Stir every 20min. Bake for 1hr.
  5. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 364
  • Fat 34.7 g
  • Protein 16.3 g
  • Carbohydrates 3 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
By: Molly Stevens

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