4 tablespoons butter
6 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Celery or Celery Hearts (very thinly sliced, save leaves, if any, for garnish)
1 cup thinly sliced leeks (white part only)
3 1/2 cups diced, peeled apples (plus 1/4 cup diced, unpeeled apples for garnish)
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 1/2 cans apple cider or juice
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream (optional)