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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

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

Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour 40 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 8

Cooking Time

Price: 52p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 253g serving contains

Energy
552kj
132kcal
7%
Fat
3.0g
Low
4%
Saturates
1.5g
Med
8%
Sugars
17.0g
High
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

1
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
2
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.
3
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.
4
Serve the cabbage whole or alternatively slice into wedges, with the onion mixture arranged over. Then garnish with the bay leaves.