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Recipe to cook red cabbage with apples on stovetop

Citrus-Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Goat Cheese

Tom Schmidt (eatwithtom.com)
Sweet and Purple with a bit of savory goat cheese!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Veggies
Servings 4


  • 2 lb Red Cabbage 1/2 of a big one
  • 4 small organic apples - diced
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4 ounces of crumbled goat cheese


  • Get your big knife out and chop the cabbage in half. Trim out the core and discard. Turn the half cabbage over onto flat side and cut into 2-3 wedges. Shave each wedge to create cabbage ribbons.
  • Dice up the onions and apples. Sautee over medium heat in an extra large fry pan or even a heavy wok with a lid (as I did). Cook until onions become translucent and slightly soft.
  • Add cabbage to pan and turn to combine. Add red wine vinegar, orange juice, honey, pepper and salt. Adjust heat to low and cover to braise for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Once soft, but not moooshy, remove from heat. If enjoying warm, add to plate and top with goat cheese. For a cool version, store in tupperware and chill for a few hours. I would hold the goat cheese until plating too.
  • Let's Eat!