Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Leek and Apple Cream Soup

  • 1 lb. leeks
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. cooking apples, such as MacIntosh, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 lb. red potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. half-and-half
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • Lady apple slices for garnish (optional)
1. Quarter leeks and wash thoroughly. Coarsely chop white portions and reserve green tops for garnish.
2. Melt butter in large heavy saucepan. Add chopped leeks. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until transparent, stirring often.
3. Add apples, potatoes, chicken broth, and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until apples and potatoes are tender.
4. Puree vegetables with 1/2 cup cooking liquid in blender until smooth. Stir into remaining cooking liquid in saucepan. Add half-and-half, coriander, and white pepper. Mix well.
5. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Garnish each serving with lady apple slices, and fashion apple stem and leaves from reserved green leek tops.

Yield: 6 servings.

--from the January 1990 issue of "Victoria" magazine


  1. Thank you for posting the recipe! I should try that soup sometime. If I do, I will photograph it, blog it and link back to you :)

    What is 'half-and-half' by the way? I suspect that this might be an American product I am unfamiliar with?

    Thanks again!

    This Good Life

  2. You're welcome! I know you will enjoy it if you make it. It's kind of decadent. :)

    Half-and-half is one part milk, one part cream.

  3. Thanks, Laura, for posting this recipe! I, too, was hoping you would share it.

  4. Looks delicious! I've been reading through your Archives :) Lovely blog.