Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup

Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup… minus the cream! This tasty soup has been a total hit with family and friends!

Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup... in the #crockpot!

I’m a teensy bit obsessed with potato-based soups.  This one, much like my loaded baked potato soup, comes out thick and creamy without an ounce of cream in the recipe!  No flour… no thickening agents… just fluffy potatoes, sweet apples, and a little buttery brie for good measure.

It’s positively dreamy.

Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup

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Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup

Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup... minus the cream! This tasty soup has been a total hit with family and friends and made oh so easily in the slow cooker.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 339 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-large russet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 large apples (cored, peeled, and chopped)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock plus extra to thin the soup as desired
  • 8-10 ounces brie cheese, cubed (rind removed)
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2-1 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First decide whether you want to whip this up on the stove top or let the crock pot do the work for you! I don't do stove top soups super-often, and highly suggest whipping out the crock pot. It's my best friend. Well, aside from P... and the amazon... and... whatever! It rocks. Do it.
  2. Scrub, peel, and cube both your potatoes and apples into chunks. Nothing intricate, just a rough chop.
  3. Add your fruit, veggies, garlic, bay leaf, salt and vegetable stock to the crockpot and cover.
  4. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low depending on the shenanigans you have on tap for the day.
  5. Use a wooden spoon to smush any unruly cubes into submission.
  6. At the very end, reduce heat to low/warm and stir in the brie until melted. 

  7. Adjust salt and pepper if/as needed and steal a bite for taste testing purposes, of course. You may now faceplant into the soup.

  8. As mentioned below, you can sneak in a little extra broth/stock to change the thickness of the soup. Sometimes I'll opt for an extra cup. Start by adding a little at a time and taste as you go. Always add the brie at the end, it's not a huge fan of excessive heating and can curdle if added too soon. 

  9. Garnish with thinly sliced apple and chopped green onion and dive in!

Recipe Notes

I used honeycrisp apples for my soup but any apples you looooove will work great! Crisp/tart is usually best!

Garnish with apple slices and freshly chopped green onion or chives.

Nutrition Facts below are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 1135mg49%
Potassium 852mg24%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

special diets and swaps

  • brontosaurus chefs you can sub white cheddar for brie in a pinch!
  • t-rex chefs feel free to use chicken broth/stock and top soup with a little crumbled bacon.

no slow cooker? no problem!

stove-top instructions:

  1. Scrub, peel, and cube both your potatoes and apples into dime-sized chunks.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil [with enough water to cover the cubes] and season with freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  3. Add fruit and veggies to the pot and boil until tender, about 10-20 minutes.
  4. Drain and fork mash a bit to desired consistency. Chunky, smooth, whatevahh!
  5. Next add veggie stock, garlic, bay leaf, salt and parsley.
  6. Stir, reduce temp to low, and simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until your lumpy potatoes and apples are smooth and creamy. Stir constantly.
  7. The soup will thicken quite a bit, and the longer it cooks, the more the lumps will vanish. Or you can whip out an immersion blender if you have an impatient streak!
  8. Once desired smoothness is reached, reduce heat, and stir in the brie until melted.
  9. If needed, stir in a bit more veggie broth to thin the soup, just not too much as to distract from the flavor of the apples and brie.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir in green onions, and enjoy!
Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup... in the #crockpot!
Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup... in the #crockpot!

There you have it! Two handy cooking methods for one delicious soup!

No matter how you make it, get this bad boy in your kitchen stat! This sassy soup is a favorite amongst my friends and family and the perfect way to warm up during colder months!

Paul spent the entire photoshoot stealing spoonfuls behind my back and I’m fairly certain the ginger licked his bowl clean…. Success!  I kept my standard herb/spice arsenal at bay to highlight the flavor of the apples and brie and literally had to hide a bowl for myself in the fridge to ensure that I’d get a bowl.  I’m not sure how it’s possible for a soup to be both thick and hearty yet light and delicate… but I’ll take it!  Actually I’ll take two!

Special thanks to mhunky hand model for helping with the shoot.  

Creamy Potato Apple Brie Soup... in the #crockpot!

I kind of love him.

Everyday I fall more in love with you. Except yesterday. Yesterday you were pretty annoying

Just kidding Paul!  I would never misbehave so close to Christmas.

*cough*i’d-like-a-pony-please*cough*

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Comments

  • Alexus

    Do you think I could sub 1 Apple and half the veggie broth with 1 C Apple Cider?

    • Jenn

      Hey Alexus! 🙂 The recipe makes a LOT of soup so if you only have one apple handy you could easily cut the recipe in half? I haven’t tried apple cider in a soup yet but I know a bunch of recipes use it, so it might work too! Go with your gut and taste as you go <3

  • 5 stars
    Brought it to work and my coworkers ate it all. Jerks.

  • This looks delicious! I love how there is no cream in it too! Definitely will have to try this bad boy out – thanks! 🙂

    http://the-nifty-cupcake.blogspot.com/

  • This looks like an absolute winner!! Funny story. I kept bugging my Paul about a pony for Christmas two years ago and I ended up with a My Little Pony. Here’s to hopin’ yours is real! 😉

  • You have some serious talent Jenn! I always admire your artistry in the kitchen via instagram and your blog! Hugs!!

  • This is right up my street. I love soup.

  • Miz

    I was longing for the soup and you to move in with me and THEN I HIT THE ECARD.
    that completely entirely and wholly describes my life these days 🙂

  • Ohhh this sounds delicious! I love creamy soups, and love all the ingredients you used! Sounds REALLY good!

  • Potatoes. Brie. And soup. All in one big bowl of deliciousness. Yes please. This looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious. I can’t wait to make this one.

  • This looks great! Question: Is he shirtless? If so, I’m guessing Ryan Gosling is finally out of the picture? hehe

  • Jenn, this looks flippin’ amazing!! 😀 This is sooooo going to happen in my kitchen in the near future! 😀

  • I think I need to tell Brandon he needs to be my hand model from now on. It adds quite a nice touch to the pictures. 😉

  • Ahhh this sounds INSANELY good!! I haven’t had cheese for almost two months (cut out meat & dairy as an experiment) and this would be a lovely way to re-introduce it to my diet! Gorgeous photos, too!

  • Ooh I looove potato soup. It will be made this holiday season. Yes.

  • Hehe, that looks so yummy. I might have to try it next week. Apple and brie is such a great combination.

  • you will make this for me. I will have a feathered person feed it to me, because seeing a hand model hold it, it seems only proper.

  • YUM! this looks so good!! Now can someone create a lactose-free Brie so that I can make this and not just drool on my computer? 😉

  • Oh man, that soup sounds wonderful! It’s a rainy day here, and I could seriously go for some of that.

  • Sooo I saw this beautiful photo of apple and brie in my Facebook newsfeed, then tripped over my shoes to my computer to read the recipe now. That’s how much I love the combination and how much I love that you’ve made a quick and easy recipe for it!

    • Lol, love your comment! 😀 A picture of this soup would make anyone trip over their shoes and drool on their keyboard. 😉

  • Your photography is getting to be absolutely amazing (not that it wasn’t always good, but you know what I mean).

    love the idea of this soup. I’m not a potato fan, but I bet this woudl also be wonderful with sweet potatoes!

  • can your hand model bring me some of that soup? Maybe he can teach my sexy hand model how be that cool and then we can make money off them modeling. Oh, that sounds bad.
    hahaha.

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