Apple cranberry coleslaw

Krautsalat mit Apfel und Cranberries

Coleslaw is the most popular raw vegetable salad of German people! Have you ever tried a sweet-spicy version of the salad? Our delicious coleslaw recipe with apples and dried cranberries is perfect for setting the mood for Christmas.

What you need for the coleslaw:

  • 2 red or green apple, cored
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 300 g white cabbage, grated
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • Apple butter dressing (recipe below)

This is how you make the coleslaw with apples and cranberries:

Chop apples and sprinkle with lemon juice in large bowl. Add coleslaw and cranberries. Toss with Apple butter dressing, to taste. Refrigerate any remaining dressing.

Apple butter dressing: Whisk together 1/2 cup prepared apple butter*, 1/4 cup apple juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and dash ground black pepper until blended. Makes about 2/3 cup.


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* Recipe for apple butter (instead you can also use applesauce and less apple juice)

Ingredients for 5 portions:

  • 1 kg apple, cored
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 5 cm ginger
  • 150 ml water or apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground clove or pimento
  • 1 star anise
  • juice of 1 lemon


Dice apples, peel and chop ginger and put together with other ingredients into a large pan. Simmer for 1 hour at medium heat. Stir occasionally. Then purée and simmer again for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. The apple butter is ready when the mass is golden brown and thick.




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