Sweet-n-Sour Cabbage

Freda and Elaine's Sweet-n-Sour Cabbage, Wendy Style

makes about 12 cups-serves a crowd


1 medium head red cabbage, cut into 4, core removed and sliced into ribbons

1 medium onion, chopped

3 small tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 bay leaf

3 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp apple cider or other vinegar

pinch of pepper

salt (or not)

optional: handful of dark raisins


Place a large heavy pot over medium heat. Dry saute onion, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp frozen apple juice concentrate and stir.


When onions are translucent and starting to brown, add cabbage to pot, stir and cover. Lower heat to medium-low and cook for 25 minutes.


Place apples, bay leaf, maple syrup, vinegar,pepper and (optional) raisins into the pot. Stir well and cover. Cook for at least another 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is very soft. Season with salt to taste (or not).


Freezes well.