Options

Format:
Include:
PRINT
See more
Sweet Vanilla Cheese Pierogi

Sweet Vanilla Cheese Pierogi

The filling in these dessert pierogi is very soft. Freezing firms it, making them easier to prepare.

Cooking Light APRIL 2004

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 pierogi and 1 tablespoon applesauce)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • Pierogi Dough
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1 cup applesauce

Preparation

Spoon cottage cheese into a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a medium bowl; let stand 1 hour. Scrape drained cottage cheese into a food processor or blender. Combine sugar and flour. Add sugar mixture to cottage cheese; process until well blended. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds to cheese mixture, reserving bean for another use. Add cream cheese to cheese mixture; pulse until smooth. Place cheese mixture in a bowl; chill in freezer for 30 minutes.

Divide Pierogi Dough into 16 equal portions, shaping each into a ball. Working with one portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll each ball into a 3 1/2-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.

Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon cheese mixture onto half of each circle. Bring 2 opposite sides of circle to center, and pinch to seal, beginning with center and pinching down both sides to form a half-moon shape. Repeat with remaining dough and cheese mixture.

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add half of pierogi; cook 7 minutes or until done (pierogi will rise to the surface). Remove pierogi with a slotted spoon, and drain in a colander (pierogi will stick to a paper towel). Place pierogi in a single layer on a baking sheet or platter. Repeat procedure with remaining pierogi.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 8 pierogi; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove pierogi; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons butter and 8 pierogi. Serve with applesauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 155
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.1g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 121mg
  • Calcium: 21mg
advertisement

Go to full version of

Sweet Vanilla Cheese Pierogi recipe

advertisement