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Pierogi recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Cool weather comfort food

Pierogies, or Polish dumplings, are comfort food for many people when the weather turns cool. Cook up some delicious and unique pierogies this winter and make them a new family favorite.

Pierogi

Basic Pierogi Dough recipe

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 8-ounces sour cream

Directions

  1. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
  2. Beat eggs and sour cream in a separate bowl until smooth and well combined; gradually beat in flour mixture until mixed well.
  3. Knead dough for about 10 minutes on a floured surface; place dough in a bowl, cover, and let rest for an hour or two.
  4. Roll dough out to 1/8-inch thick on a floured surface, then cut circles out about 3-inches round; fill as desired.

Sauerkraut and Potato Pierogi recipe

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • Pierogi dough (recipe above)
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Sauté sauerkraut and 1/2 cup onion in 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet until tender; season with salt and pepper then set aside.
  2. Sauté remaining onion in 3 tablespoons butter until tender then add potatoes and season with salt and pepper; cook until warmed through.
  3. Roll out pierogi dough and make 12 circles; spoon potato mixture onto each circle, then top with sauerkraut mixture; fold dough over to make a half moon and seal with a fork.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook piergois for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they float to the top.
  5. When ready to serve, sauté pierogis in 1 tablespoon of butter and top with sour cream.

Sweet Cream Cheese Pierogi recipe

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese, drained well
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-ounces cream cheese
  • Pierogi dough (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Applesauce

Directions

  1. Add cottage cheese, sugar, and flour in a blender or food processor and blend until well combined and smooth.
  2. Add vanilla and cream cheese and pulse until combined; let mixture chill while prepping dough.
  3. Roll out pierogi dough and make 12 circles; spoon cheese mixture onto each circle then fold dough over to make a half moon and seal with a fork.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pierogis for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they float to the top.
  5. When ready to serve, sauté pierogies in 1 tablespoon of butter and top with applesauce.

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