Braised Red Cabbage with Blackberries…

Braised Red Cabbage with Blackberries.

Perfect with roast turkey.

Blackberries make a great British alternative for this colourful side dish.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

You will need:

  • 25 g (1 oz) butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) red cabbage, quartered, woody core cut away, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) apple juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 225 g (8 oz) blackberries


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring until softened. 
  2. Stir in the red cabbage then the sugar, vinegar, spice and apple juice. 
  3. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook gently on the hob for 20-30 minutes, stirring from time to time until the red cabbage is tender. 
  5. Add the blackberries and cook gently for 10 minutes. 
  6. Spoon into a serving dish, serve with roast turkey, chicken or casseroled lamb or beef.


  • This can be made earlier in the day and reheated in the pan or heated in the microwave.

Recipe and photo credit by- Seasonal Berries


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