Blackberry & Apple Braised Greens

Blackberry & Apple Braised Greens

Serves 6-8

Chef Fiona prepared her Blackberry and Apple Braised Greens for Dave Matthews Band and crew in Bristow, VA. Mildly sweet, with just a flash of spice, this dish is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. At home, we recommend pairing the dish with Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir.


  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, remove stem and rough chop
  • 1 bunch kale, remove stem and rough chop
  • 1 bunch collard greens, remove stem and rough chop
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, Savoy or Napa, remove stem and rough chop
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion, thin sliced
  • 1 large pinch of crushed red peppers (optional)
  • 1/2 cup stock, vegetable, or chicken
  • 3 tablespoons butter, extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  1. In a large pot over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then sauté onions until translucent.
  2. Add cider, berries, ginger, and a pinch of red pepper, if using; bring to a boil.
  3. Add the cabbage, then the other greens, and the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover pot and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove lid being cautious of the steam and gently flip the greens.
  6. Replace cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until all greens are fully cooked. Season to taste.