Christmas Cabbage

It is the night before the night before Christmas and I am beginning to prepare some of the food we will have for our big Christmas dinner.  I didn't plan to blog this recipe but it occurred to me how very British it is.  Next to the roast potatoes and sprouts, this may be the dish most often found on the Christmas table. 

Best of all, you can prepare this a few days in advance, pop it in the freezer and it will taste better for having a bit of time to rest.  All you have to do is warm it up on the big day (in the microwave if you like).

Red Christmas Cabbage

2 Tablespoons butter
1 red onion - chopped
1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
1 small red cabbage - thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat the oven to 150C or 350F

Melt the butter then add the chopped onion and cook over a low heat until the onion is soft but not brown. 

Add the rest of the ingredients and 100ml of water.  Cover and bake for about 30 minutes or until the cabbage is soft.  

You can add some raisins or a few dried apricots if you like.  If you want to make it extra Christmas-y you can add a couple of cloves or a bit of ground cinnamon.  

I am going to keep my cabbage simple.  It certainly adds a splash of colour to your Christmas celebrations. 


  1. Delicious, your Christmas cabbage looks and sounds very familiar to me. We prepare it about in the same way. Wish you a Merry Christmas and good luck with the preparations of the dinner.

    1. Merry Christmas, Janneke! I hope you have a very Happy Holiday season.

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    1. Merry Christmas! I hope you are having a very happy holiday season.


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