Red Cabbage with Pears

Red Cabbage with Pears

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This recipe rings the changes on the old favourite, cabbage with apples, using pears instead. All varieties of dessert pears can be used successfully in this dish, which has a gentle, mellow flavour after long, slow cooking. It's a perfect accompaniment for bacon.
Servings: 4
Calories: 134


  • 1 garlic clove skinned and crushed
  • 2 lb red cabbage finely shredded
  • 2 large firm pears peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 pint vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Rub the garlic round the sides of a 3.4 litre (6 pint) casserole. Spoon half of the cabbage into the dish, followed by a layer of pears. Season to taste and repeat the layers. Pour over the stock and lemon juice.
  • Cover tightly and bake at 170°C (325°F) mark 3 for about 2 hours or until the cabbage is just tender. Adjust the seasoning and stir gently to mix together before serving.
Calories: 134 kcal
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 105 mg
Potassium: 696 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 18 g
Vitamin A: 2555 IU
Vitamin C: 136 mg
Calcium: 113 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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