Varenyky with Blueberry Filling – Blueberry Dumplings -Recipe
Yes, there is a separate post dedicated to different fillings for varenyky (perogies)…please click on this link.
Today I will share my recipe for Blueberry Filled Varenyky, which is so delicious served with blueberry syrup and whipped cream, or brown sugar mixed with melted unsalted butter, and topped with heavy or whipped cream.
My mom served her blueberry varenyky sprinkled generously with sugar, and “swimming” in heavy cream, as whipped cream was not available at that time in Europe. My dad LOVED them this way for his summertime lunch.
Please click on my previous post for dough ingredients and the step-by-step preparation instructions.
- 2 cups of blueberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbs. Corn Starch (or white all-purpose flour)
- Place blueberries in a colander, and rinse under running water.
- Remove any remaining stems.
- Let the water drip off.
- Place blueberries on a paper towel to absorb any remaining water.
- Place blueberries in a medium bowl, add sugar and corn starch.
- Toss them gently to coat evenly with the sugar/corn starch mixture.
- You can also just toss them with the corn starch, then add 1/4 tsp of sugar to each one while on the cough round just before pinching it to close it. This method prevents the sugar from melting in a bowl of blueberries, making the pinching process a little more challenging.
- Please note that for the blueberry varenyky, I do not cut out circles, but use a pizza cutter and cut 2 inch wide strips, then cut each strip across, to form 2 x 2 inch squares, as shown above.
- Then place 4-5 medium size blueberries in the middle of each square, fold the side over to form a triangle, pinch both sides together, well enough to encase the filling.
- Cook them the same way as in previous post.
- Overcooking will open them up, and the filling will boil out.
Instead of blueberries, you can use any other fresh fruits (strawberries, cherries, apples, plums, rhubarb). Blueberry varenyky can be served as a meal in itself, or as a dessert. I love mine topped off with a dollop of whipped cream. Yummm...