Spicy red cabbage recipe with cranberries and orange

22nd November 2019

This spicy red cabbage recipe is packed with wintery flavours such as cranberries, orange zest and bay and is a fiery accompaniment to our pork pies at your Christmas festivities.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves 8-10


  • Pork Farms’ pork pies 
  • 1 large red cabbage, quartered and finely sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • Zest and juice of 2 large oranges
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a large pan fry the onion in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic, bay leaf and chilli flakes. Continue to cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage and stir to combine. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sugar, cranberries, orange juice and zest, balsamic vinegar or pomegranate molasses and season.
  4. Cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour, stirring regularly until the cabbage is soft.

You can also enjoy this spicy red cabbage recipe with Wall’s Pastry’s sausage rolls.

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