Friday, May 21, 2010

Recipe: Cabbage & Pear Dish

Cabbage & Pear Dish

3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small head cabbage, shredded
2 pears, peeled, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon sugar

In large skillet, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.  Add cabbage.  Stir to coat with butter.  Cover.  Cook 10 minutes.  Remove from heat. In small skillet, saute pears, 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, and sugar.  Cook 1 minute.  Add to cabbage.  Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.  Makes 4 servings.

Recipe can be found on page 96 in 

I love cabbage!  I remember my great grandmother in the kitchen cooking up a big pot of it.  With lots of butter and bacon.  It was so good!  That is probably where my love of cabbage started.  

My husband is not  a big fan of cabbage.  Shortly after we were married, I prepared cabbage just like great grandma taught me.  He didn't like it!   How could that be?  It has bacon and butter, two of his favorite things. He didn't try cabbage again until years later when my mom asked us try a new dish.  It was the recipe above.  He liked it!  He said the pears mellowed out the flavor of the cabbage.  Now when I make cabbage he will eat it.

If you have a picky eater in your house, or if your kids have never tried cabbage before, this is the perfect recipe to try on them.   


  1. I love cabbage any way it is prepared, but this pear addition is interesting. I must try it also.

  2. This sounds super simple and delicious! Thanks!

  3. This dish sounds really good. I would never have thought of combining pears and cabbage. It looks delicious!

  4. I love cabbage and this sounds wonderful. Diane

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  6. wow linda..fruit with veggie..awesome thought...i love cabbage..its good for health too..and i m 100% sure would fell in love with this dish..10 on 10....bravo..tahnks for sharing

  7. such a nice and simple recipe! n'joy ur vacation :)

  8. I wouldn't have thought about "pearing" these two flavors up! (ok, you can booo me on that one)

  9. A very interesting combination. I never had cabbage cooked with pears. Sounds quite promising.

  10. I love the idea of pears with cabbage, and since I make apples with it, it seems like an addition of blue cheese like in my apple slaw- well ummm ummm good!