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Rotkraut with apples

Again a little basic recipe. Since the warm weather is not really holding up yet, it can be something really hearty again.

And this german dish with Red cabbage should not be missing as a side dish in these hearty dishes, so here is my recipe for delicious, homemade Rotkraut with apples.

Duration: about 1 hour

Difficulty: easy

Makes 6-8 servings (can also be frozen well)


200g onions (weighed unpeeled)

2kg red cabbage

3-4 apples

75g butter alternative

50g herbal-, apple cider- or black Chinese vinegar

150g water

100g red wine (or apple juice if you don't want to use wine)

50g sugar

15g salt

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon whole allspice

1/2 teaspoon pepper corns

a tea bag for the spices

Pinch of cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg


The hardest part of this dish is actually just cutting it. Cut the cabbage into the finest possible strips, either with a slicer or by hand. The apples are pitted and then diced. You can also peel it, but I like to have real pieces in the red cabbage later and the peel holds the pulp together a little. The onions are also cut into cubes and then fried in the butter alternative in the largest possible saucepan.

Then the red cabbage is added and fried with it. If you don't get everything in the pot at the same time, add half of it first, let it heat up briefly because it collapses a little and then the rest can be added. While the red cabbage is being fried, the vinegar can be mixed with water, red wine, salt and sugar.

Then deglaze the cabbage with the liquid, fill the spices in a tea bag and then place it in the liquid. The red cabbage is then cooked for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then the apples are added and are mixed in.

Now you just have to cook the red cabbage until it has the desired bite and then season it with a little salt, ground pepper and optionally a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Then you can already serve the red cabbage. No matter whether with dumplings, potatoes or roasts, this sweet and spicy side dish really rounds off some dishes.

Guten Appetit!

PS .: The recipe for the roast and sauce is also coming soon. ;)

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