Festive Red Cabbage for Christmas Lunch

It wouldn't be Christmas without red cabbage so try this quick and easy recipe to go perfectly with your Christmas lunch

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  • Serves 8

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 141 per serving


  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • a pinch of ground cloves
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 chopped red cabbage
  • 3 sliced apples, sliced
  • 200g (7oz) brown sugar
  • 150ml (¼pt) cider vinegar 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • oil


  1. Fry the onions, gently with the ground spices in a little oil until soft. In a large casserole dish, layer the red cabbage with the apples, the onion and brown sugar. Pour the cider vinegar over the top, and add the cinnamon stick. Cover and cook on a low heat or in a low oven (160 C, 140 C fan oven, 300 F, gas 2) for 1½ hours. You may need to add a little water to keep it moist.