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White plate with slice of ham and red cabbage with ginger preserve, also fork.

Red Cabbage with Ginger Preserve

Janice Pattie
Red Cabbage with Ginger Preserve is a classic baked red cabbage with apples and onions spiced up with sweet ginger preserves. It's the ideal side dish for autumn and winter days.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Side Dish, sides
Cuisine British, Scottish
Servings 6
Calories 116 kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • chopping board
  • large casserole dish
  • Measuring spoons


  • 1/2 medium red cabbage
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 apples
  • 3 tbsp ginger preserve
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 2 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C.
  • Slice the cabbage, peel and slice the onions. Peel, core and slice the apples.
  • In a deep ovenproof casserole dish, build up layers of cabbage, onion, apple, finely chopped ginger, and ginger preserve.
  • Repeat the layers until you have used all the ingredients. There should be around 3 layers. Finish with a layer of cabbage.
  • Sprinkle over the salt and the soft brown sugar and add the wine vinegar.
  • Put a lid on the casserole or use a piece of foil to cover.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.


You can make this even more festive by adding fresh cranberries and an additional tbsp of soft brown sugar to counteract the acidity of the berries.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 4gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 829IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg