Ambrosia apples recipeEvery once in a while, we all crave comfort food, and this braised red cabbage is a perfect remedy. We like to make ours in the instant pressure cooker, but it does just as well in a Dutch oven slowly cooking on the stove, as long as the cabbage is soft it’s good to go. The secret to the flavour is the butter – we admit there is quite a bit of it – but you’ll see that the richness it provides is worth the extra calories. The addition of the Ambrosia apples gives the dish a slight sweetness and a little bit of crunch. We very rarely peel our Ambrosia apples before using them, and here is no exception, but you are free to peel them if you wish.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ c butter
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 4 c shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Ambrosia apples cored and diced
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Turn instant pressure cooker to saute function and cook the onions in the butter until they are translucent. Add the cabbage and mix well, ensuring that none of it clumps up. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the Ambrosia apples, and stir well. Turn the pressure cooker on to pressure cook (high) setting and cook for 5 minutes. When it is done, Instant release. Stir and taste, adding more salt and pepper if needed.

This is a fantastic dish served with any kind of pork. We served ours with pork schnitzel and roasted carrots, and it was spectacular.