Shred the apples (with peel) and cabbage (about a 3 pound head).
Put the cabbage, apples, bay leaves, cloves, ginger, salt, sugar, broth, franks (along with any juices from the package) into a crock pot.
Simmer on low all day. Adjust temperature depending on how long you need it to cook.
If cooking on a stove top, heat some oil in a large, heavy soup kettle. Add the cabbage and brown for about 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the apples, bay leaves, cloves, ginger, salt, sugar, and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove and discard the bay leaves. Stir in the lemon juice.
Note: recipe adapted from the American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America Cookbook.
There are 290 calories in 1 serving of Bavarian Red Cabbage.