Potato, Brie and Green Apple Soup – CheeseWeb Style

By - April 22, 2009 (Updated: November 27, 2014)

092204_potatosoup_0005.jpgI’m a big fan of potato and leek soup. I’m also a big fan of cheese in all of its forms. When I first saw the recipe for Potato, Brie and Green Apple Soup I thought it sounded odd bu delicious.

I mentioned this recipe on Facebook yesterday and had a few requests for it. I tweaked it from the original, because I don’t like using things like cooking sprays and condensed milk. If I’m going to die, I’d rather it be from a stick of butter than a tub of plastic margarine. Here’s my version:

  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 sliced leek (white part only)
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and quartered, plus 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thinly, for garnish
  • 2 cups home-made chicken stock (if you don’t have time to make your own then buy some pre-made. Just please don’t use those horrible cubes)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • A small bunch of fresh thyme (discard any woody stems)
  • ½ cup light cream
  • 2.5 cups of milk
  • 6 small potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 ounces brie cheese, cut into small cubes, rind removed

Add a glug of olive oil to a large soup pot. Add the onion, leek and quartered apples. Sauté over medium heat until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, salt and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Turn off heat and set the mixture aside.

While the broth mixture is cooking, combine the cream, milk and potatoes in a separate saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Pour the potato mixture into the soup pot. Stir to mix evenly.

In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until smooth, adding the pieces of brie cheese while pureeing. Return the pureed batch to the soup pot and heat until warmed through. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with thin slices of apple. Serve immediately.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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