Red Cabbage and Apples – Crock Pot Recipe

Recently Crock Pot Canada sent a slow cooker for me  to demo. I have not cooked with a slow cooker much so I was eager to get the Crock Pot and give it a go. I shared my thoughts on the product in a recent post. Today I have another recipe to share with you that is great in the slow cooker. This recipe is a classic German dish called Blaukraut. This is a vegetable side dish of slow braised cabbage with apples. It has a sweet tart flavour and it tastes amazing! I remember having it as a kid but I do not know if I ever made it myself. I made this for a family Christmas meal last month and I loved it and knew I had to do it again so I could get a photo and put it on the website.

Red Cabbage and Apples in the slow cooker crock pot sq1

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Steve Cylka


  • 1 red cabbage , thinly sliced
  • 4 tart apples (I used granny smith), cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large Crock Pot (I use a 6qt).
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Recipe adapted from Southernfood.