cook the onion and the apples
Dice the onion. Add the olive oil, onion, and sugar to a large pan. Place over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or until the onions become translucent and the sugar caramelizes. Clean the apples and cut them into wedges. Add to the pan along with cinnamon. Cook for another minute.
cook the red cabbage
Add the apple cider vinegar and wine. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate. Clean the red cabbage and cut it into thin slices. Add to a pan along with water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook for 35 - 50 minutes or until the cabbage is soft and cooked.
Serve the Braised Red Cabbage with your favorite main dish. Before serving, add 2 - 3 tablespoons of fat from pork roast, roasted duck, or roasted chicken OR 2 - 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir to combine. Remove the whole cinnamon before serving.