Red Cabbage & Apple Soup

Red Cabbage & Apple Soup

The warmth of soup with all the comforts of winter spices, apples and colorful red cabbage.

red cabbage and apple soup

Red Cabbage & Apple Soup


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 head red cabbage shredded
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 4 apples preferably tart variety like Pink Lady
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Yogurt for topping


  • Heat oil over medium heat in a soup pot & add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until it begins to soften, 3 minutes.
  • Add the spices and stir together for another few minutes, until the onion is tender.
  • Stir in the cabbage and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring until the cabbage is limp, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, honey, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, core one of the apples & slice it thin. Place slices in a bowl of water with 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Core and dice the remaining apples and add them to the soup. Cover and continue to simmer for another 20-30 minutes, until the apples are tender & the soup is sweet and fragrant. Add salt & pepper to taste. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Serve, topped with yogurt and apple slices.


From New York Times
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