Of always loved leeks, apples and onions together, and this is no exception. The cumin and fennel seeds really put this over the top. I think the fennel seeds especially, are essential. My apples were the Golden Delicious variety. I did double the garlic and I added an extra 2 oz of feta cheese to the white sauce. This is another one of those "side dishes" that I could eat as a meal alone. Thanx for another great recipe!