Sweet Sour Red Cabbage



Sweet Sour Red Cabbage

This sweet sour red cabbage side dish is a great addition to your favorite diet. Filling and satisfying, it only has 57 calories per serving and 9 grams of carbohydrates.Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings". The Ingredients will adjust to the new number of servings.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 57kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 red cabbage cored and shredded (6 cups, packed)
  • 1 large apple cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups water plus more if needed
  • 3 tablespoons currant jelly
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • Heat one tablespoon butter in a 3-quart non-aluminum pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, apple, 1 1/4 cups water, jelly, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, stir until well mixed, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until very tender with a slight crunch, about 40 minutes. If mixture is too dry, add in more water.
  • Stir in remaining one tablespoon butter, taste and adjust seasoning, vinegar and sugar.
  • Serve Hot. (see Note)


Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Let come to room temperature before reheating. Gently reheat on stove top or in microwave until hot, adding more water if needed. Adjust seasoning if necessary.


Calories: 57kcal

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