The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage

Served at the Inaugural Luncheon, 2013


  • 1/4 each red cabbage, shaved thin
  • 1 pint apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Place the cabbage, vinegar, sugar and water in large heavy bottom pot. 

  2. Bring liquid to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until liquid has reduced to a syrup like consistency, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the strawberry preserves to the cabbage and stir until fully incorporated.  Adjust sweetness with salt if too sweet to your liking.

Additional Information

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  • Servings: 4 servings