Braised Red Cabbage With Apples And Mustard

1 medium red cabbage 3 honey crisp apples 2 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tsp salt divided 1 tsp black pepper 1 stick unsalted butter 2 tbsp whole-grain mustard 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar 1 tsp chili powder 3-4 dill fronds



Begin by preparing the cabbage. Slice the red cabbage into 8-10 wedges, leaving the core intact.

Thinly slice one large Honeycrisp apple into 1/8 inch pieces either by hand or using a mandolin, making sure to avoid the core. Apple slices should be thin and pliable.

Working with one cabbage wedge at a time, gently pull back individual layers, inserting one apple slice.

Each wedge should be stuffed 4-6 apple slices in between individual cabbage layers. Lightly coat finished wedges with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp black pepper.

Next make the braising dressing. Place unsalted butter in a small microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave at 10 second intervals until melted.

Air Fry stuffed cabbage wedges at 385°F for 15-17 minutes. Work in batches if necessary to avoid crowding the air fryer basket. 

 Baste the cabbage with the butter-mustard mixture about five minutes before the cabbage has finished cooking. Remove from the air fryer once charred and fragrant.