ingredients as listed in the blog displayed on a wooden chopping board

Marjie’s Delicious red cabbage and apple

Volunteer Marjie Spence has shared this recipe with us- it looks great!

One of my favourite winter dishes: hearty and warming, easy to make, and very easy to enjoy!


50g butter

1 medium onion

1 kg red cabbage, finely sliced

2 eating apples, cored and chopped into chunks

100g sultanas or raisins

200 ml vinegar – I use cider vinegar, with a splash of red wine vinegar added

cinnamon stick (optional)

salt and pepper

a bowl on a coaster. Bowl contains cabbage apple dish described in the post.
Marjie’s cabbage and apple dish


Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan or flame proof casserole dish. Soften the onion in butter for about 3 to 4 minutes then add the cabbage and apple. Cook a few more minutes until softened, then add the sultanas, cinnamon and the vinegar. Cover with a tight fitting lid, and cook over a low heat until the cabbage is almost tender, about an hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Put the lid back on and cook until the cabbage is tender and all the liquid has evaporated. Check occasionally to ensure that the mixture is not sticking.

This keeps well in the fridge for a few days – just reheat to serve. I cook a large amount and freeze in portions.

Text and main dish photo by Marjie Spence, ingredients photo by facilitator Helena

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