Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.
In a large frying pan, fry the chopped bacon until crisp, then remove from the pan, drain on a paper towel, and set aside.
Saute the cabbage in the bacon fat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly limp, then place in the presoaked pot. Add the chopped onions and apples.
Combine the water, cider vinegar, brown su