Cassis-flavored Red Cabbage

Kitchen Cookware
Blaukraut mit Cassis
This is a spiked up side dish for a great year-end meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, St.Martin's goose or Christmas dinner.
Course Side Dish
Servings 5


  • 42 ounces fresh red cabbage or 2 jars of Red Cabbage for example from Hengstenberg or Kuehne
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 medium size yellow onion
  • 1 sour-flavored apple such as Grannie Smith
  • 1 tablespoon tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces red currant juice for example from Voelkel or Haus Rabenhorst
  • 2 laurel leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 teaspoons Cassis red currant liquor


  • Clean the fresh red cabbage, remove trunk and cut into thin strips (julienne). Mix red cabbage with salt in a bowl. Alternatively, drain the red cabbage from glass jars.
  • Peel and cut onions and apples into small cubes. Heat oil and butter mix in cooking pot or Dutch oven and fry onion and apple cubes for 3 minutes until brown.
  • Stir red cabbage into pan and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add red currant juice, laurel, cinnamon and cloves, stir, cover and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cassis and season with salt and pepper, stir and serve.

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