Piroshki are little turnovers that can be either sweet or savory. Rather than the traditional sour cream pastry, this version uses a commercial bread dough which dramatically cuts the fat.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 1997


Recipe Summary

2 1/2 dozen appetizers (serving size: 1 appetizer)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Thaw dough in refrigerator 12 hours.

  • Combine cabbage and salt in a large bowl; toss well. Let stand 1 hour. Drain well. Pat cabbage dry with a paper towel. Return to bowl; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in carrot; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 8 minutes. Add lamb, cilantro, and garlic; cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain lamb mixture in a colander; pat dry with paper towels. Add lamb mixture and sour cream to cabbage; toss well.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Divide dough into 30 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining portions to keep dough from drying out), roll into a 4-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons cabbage mixture onto half of circle. Fold dough over filling; press edges together with a fork to seal. Place turnovers on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and brush with egg white. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, cabbage mixture, and egg white.

  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; calories from fat 22%; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 1mg; sodium 276mg; calcium 37mg.