Sautéed Green Apples and Leeks

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Found this German recipe on one of my favorite vegetarian websites. Leeks & apples go quite well together so I'm looking forward to trying this. When i do get to it, I'm thinking of adding a bit of fresh sage. Posted for the Zaar World Tour

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 large leeks, white parts only
  • 2 teaspoons margarine (divided) or 2 teaspoons butter, preferably unsalted (divided)
  • 2 large granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Split the leeks in half lengthwise and trim the bottoms, leaving a little of the root end intact so that they stay together. Wash well several times and dry. Cut lengthwise into thin strips, about 2 inches long.
  2. In a medium skillet (nonstick is best) over medium heat, melt teaspoon of margarine. Add the leeks and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, melt the remaining teaspoon of margarine and add the apple slices. Turn the heat to high and cook until the apples are lightly browned and softened, about 3 minutes.
  4. Return the leeks to the pan and toss together to combine.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

4 5

I used olive oil instead of butter and a gala apple instead of a granny smith. Unexpectedly amazing. Quick little lunch.

5 5

This turned out better than I imagined. I used more butter than stated, but that just made it yummier. This was so simple and quick to make. Thanks for sharing.

4 5

Very tasty! I used one granny smith apple and one gala apple. It was simple and quick to make. I used a lot more butter than called for, because I misread the recipe. I think it would still taste great with the amount of butter in the recipe. Reviewed for ZWT 4, 2008.