Braised Cabbage in Balsamic Vinegar


  • 1 red cabbage , outer leaves removed, quartered, cored and sliced thinly
  • 2 tart apples , peeled, cored and sliced thickly
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 150 ml balsamic vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. In a casserole dish over medium heat, stir together the butter, sugar and vinegar until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Add the cinnamon and cloves and remove from heat.
  2. Add cabbage and apple and toss to coat. Cover the surface with a sheet of wet, crumpled parchment paper and bake in the oven for 1-1.5 hours or until the cabbage is tender but with a slight bite and the liquid has reduced to a slightly syrup consistency.
  3. Give it a stir every 30 minutes or so but be sure to re-wet the baking paper each time you do to prevent it from burning.