Christmas red cabbage

Christmas red cabbage

Christmas cabbage is an easy treat that only uses one pan. It's a perfect addition to Christmas dinner instead of or as well as the usual suspects.



  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large heavy-based casserole. Add the onions and fry for several minutes on a medium heat until starting to caramelise. Add all the remaining ingredients, then season with salt and pepper.

  2. Bring to the boil, then turn down and cover. Leave to simmer for around 30 minutes, stirring fairly regularly, then remove the lid and turn up the heat slightly.

  3. Continue to cook until the liquid has reduced and is starting to become syrupy. Check the seasoning and serve.

Recipe Tips

Dried sour cherries make a lovely change from the usual apple in this recipe. If none are available, you could use a couple of finely chopped eating apples instead.