Whole spiced roasted red cabbage with pears

Whole spiced roasted red cabbage with pears

Roasting with sweet berries and juicy pears as well as a host of aromatic spices gives this dish a rich warmth

, 28 October 2020

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Whole spiced roasted red cabbage with pears
  • 1 Hour 40 Mins

  • Serves: 8

  • Price: 52p per serving

TOP TIPS: No red cabbage? Use savoy for the ultimate giant sprout. Need it alcohol-free? Swap cider for apple juice

Nutritional Info
Each 253g serving contains
  • Energy

    550KJ

    132KCAL

    7%
  • Fat

    3.0g

    low

    4%
  • Saturates

    1.5g

    low

    8%
  • Sugars

    17.0g

    med

    19%
  • Salt

    0.10g

    low

    2%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 218kJ/52kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 whole red cabbage (1kg)
  • 25g butter, softened
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 450ml dry cider
  • 30g soft brown sugar
  • 50ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaped tsp mixed spice
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cardamom pods, bashed
  • 2 bay leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 2 ripe but firm pears, peeled and grated
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 20g dried cranberries
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Cut 2cm off the bottom of the cabbage. Stand in a 26cm-deep round ovenproof dish. Mix the butter and zest and spread over the cabbage.

  • In a large jug, mix together the remaining ingredients and pour around the cabbage. Cover the dish securely with foil and cook in the oven for 1 hr 30 mins, uncovering for the last 30 mins of cooking.

  • Serve the cabbage whole or alternatively slice into wedges, with the onion mixture arranged over. Then garnish with the bay leaves.