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Polish Blueberry Pierogi and Nalesniki Filling Recipe

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Blueberry Blintzes

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This fruit filling is ideal for any type of filled dumpling or crepe like nalesniki, pierogi, and uszka.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups Blueberry Filling

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest (if using), and blueberries. Toss and place over medium heat. Allow it to come to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool completely.

  2. When filling pierogi, use a slotted spoon to place 3 to 4 blueberries on each piece of dough for pierogi. Use more berries for nalesniki. Use the reserved sauce to garnish the cooked, plated dumplings or crepes.

  3. If making pierogi, prepare Georgia's Pierogi Dough recipe. Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, follow these steps to roll, cut, fill and cook pierogi.

  4. If making nalesniki, use the recipe above and follow these step-by-step crepe-making instructions.
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