Christmas Red Cabbage!

Bought “Christmas cookbook” 1977 on sale, it cost 5 Swedish kronor (50 cents). It’s really the best cookbook I’ve come across where all the classic dishes for Christmas are included. I use it every fall when I start preparing for Christmas. Found a small red cabbage that was just perfect to make my Christmas red cabbage with. Amazingly easy to make and a “must have” dish on our Swedish Christmas table. You can serve it with ham or turkey.


3/4 – 1 kg red cabbage
1 red onion
2 tablespoons of butter or oil
2 apples
1 dl raisin
3 cloves
3 – 4 allspice
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice
1 dl blackcurrant juice (undiluted)


  1. Shred onion and cabbage, peel and cut apples in small pieces, measure the seasoning.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a spacious pan.
  3. Add the onion and fry for a couple of minutes until soft.
  4. Add the cabbage and mix well.
  5. Add the apple and mix well.
  6. Put the cloves and allspice in a small strainer and add it to the pan.
  7. Cover the strainer with cabbage and apples,- put the lid on and let simmer for one hour.
  8. After one hour, add salt, sugar, and raisins, mix well.
  9. Put the lid on and let simmer for additional 10 – 15 minutes.
  10. Pack it in the appropriate package. Store in the freezer until you need to use it.Enjoy!

Leave a Reply