Maple-braised red cabbage

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free


50g unsalted butter
1 onion, finely sliced
small red cabbage (about 900g), finely sliced, core discarded
1 bramley apple, peeled, cored and finely sliced
2 star anise
2 cloves
4 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
250ml fresh vegetable stock


1. Heat the butter in a large casserole or sauté pan, add the onion and sauté gently for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes, then tip in the apple and spices and sauté for another 5 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup, vinegar and stock, then simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the cabbage is tender. Check the seasoning, adding more maple and vinegar as necessary. 

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  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 718kJ
Fat 7.5g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Carbohydrate 23.6g
Sugars 21.7g
Protein 2.3g
Salt 0.1g
Fibre 4.8g

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This recipe was first published in Tue Dec 01 17:02:00 GMT 2015.