Cabbage and Apples Braised in Cider ~ Cooks Illustrated

  • 2 T butter
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple (a Cortland would do nicely) peeled, cored and cut into ½” dice
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 lb green cabbage (1/ a medium head), shredded

Melt the butter in large skillet over med-high heat. When the foam subsides, add the apple and cook until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the cider, thyme, caraway seeds and simmer until the cider is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage, stir to combine, cover and simmer until the cabbage is wilted but still bright green, 7-9 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

I am not a huge fan of caraway seed, but I really like it in most any cabbage recipe 🙂


About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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