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

Braised Swedish Red Cabbage

Braised Swedish cabbage.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 6
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 head red cabbage sliced very thin
  • 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.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1794IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg