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Braised Swedish Red Cabbage | What a Girl Eats
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5 from 3 votes

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised red cabbage is a delicious Swedish side dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: braised red cabbage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 head red cabbage sliced very thin (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly (or lingonberry)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple grated


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven over a medium heat.
  • Sauté cabbage for a few minutes, coating all the cabbage with the butter.
  • Add vinegar, water, sugar and salt and sauté another couple of minutes.
  • Cover Dutch oven and place in center of oven for 2 hours.
  • Minutes before cabbage is done, remove from oven and stir in red currant jelly and grated apples or applesauce. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Can be made up to 2 days in advance.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1796IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg