Quick Cabbage with Bacon and Apples

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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8 ounces thick-cut bacon

One 2-pound head red cabbage, sliced thinly (about 12 cups)

1/4 cup apple juice 

1 tablespoon honey 

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 

1 Gala apple, thinly sliced 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

4 scallions, finely chopped 


  1. Spread the bacon out in a large nonstick saute pan. Place over medium-high heat and cook until crispy, about 6 minutes per side. Remove the bacon and place on a paper towel-lined plate, leaving the fat in the pan. Once cool to the touch, crumble the bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the cabbage to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until slightly wilted, about 4 minutes. Pour the apple juice, honey and vinegar around the sides of the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has cooked off, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the apples and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss to combine. Turn off the heat and stir in the scallions and crumbled bacon.
  3. Transfer to a serving platter and serve warm.
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