Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A great filling soup nice for the cooler days of Autumn.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 12 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts only; about 2 medium, sliced and thoroughly rinsed)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 12 cups lentils, rinsed
  • 3 large celery ribs, with leaves
  • 1 onion, studded with
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 12 cups peeled and chopped apples (cooking apples preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)


  1. In a large pot, heat oil; saute lleks until tender; add water and apple juice; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in lentils, celery, onion, and bay leaf; return to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in apple, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes more; season to taste with salt.
  4. Discard celery, onion, and bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

Very nice! A tasty combination of sweet and savoury. I'll definitely be making this one again. Yum!

kimmieluwho November 18, 2006

Honestly, I wasn't prepared for it to be as sweet as it was. Ended up adding salsa

Dawn in Minnesota September 19, 2006

i omitted the 2 cups of apple juice, and it came out thick, but perfect.

laura.soforenko January 12, 2011

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