Sweet pierogi for dessert are common. They're usually served with melted butter and a dusting of granulated or confectioners' sugar.
This pierogi filling is made with prunes, which are nothing more than dried plums. Once the dumplings are boiled, they plump up and it's like eating a fresh plum.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 20 Prune-Filled Pierogi
- 20 prunes with pits (for flavor)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Place whole prunes in medium saucepan, cover with water to come 1 inch above prunes. Bring to a boil, add sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Cover and turn off heat. Let steep 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, drain, discard cinnamon stick and remove pits from prunes. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Drop tablespoons of filling on center of each piece of dough of choice.
- View these step-by-step instructions for making pierogi.