Ukrainian Kutia

Ukrainian Kutia

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hr
  • Total: 4 hr 40 min
  • Serving: Makes about 2 cups

Kutia is a warm Ukrainian sweet pudding that is frequently made around the holidays. A combination of wheat berries, honey, fruit and nuts make this dish hearty and delicious.


  • 1 cup wheat berries, soaked in water overnight
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples


  1. Bring the water and 1 pinch of salt to a boil in a large pan, and then add the wheat berries. Simmer the berries for 4 hours and then set aside to cool.
  2. Place the poppy seeds in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 1/2 hour to soak and then drain well.
  3. In the meantime, place the nuts in a small skillet and toast over medium heat, stirring often, until golden and fragrant.
  4. Combine the cooked wheat berries, honey, poppy seeds, toasted nuts and apples in a bowl and stir to combine. Serve immediately.


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