Steamed Blueberry Vareniki aka Pierogi on a cutting board

Steamed Blueberry Vareniki aka Pierogi

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 40 Units
Calories 77kcal


  • 4 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 tbsp Yeast
  • 3 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 cup Sugar


  • Prepare the ingredients for this recipe. For those of you that aren't really used to baking with yeast, this recipe is very forgiving. You'll be amazed at the ease.
    4 bowls each with one of the ingredients; flour, yeast, salt, and sugar and a measuring cup with water
  • Combine together flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt and yeast.
    Flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a KitchenAid mixer
  • In small portions add in water. Knead the dough until it's smooth. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour.
    Dough mixture in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Prepare the blueberries and sugar, no need to combine them yet. Also prepare some flour to work with the dough.
    A bowl of blueberries, a bowl of flour and sugar on the table
  • Divide the dough into equal pieces. If you continue dividing each pierce into halves, they should come out pretty even. Cover the dough with a towel while you are working on them.
    Dough separated into equal sized balls on a floured cutting board
  • Either roll out each piece or stretch it out by hands. Place blueberries in the middle and cover them with sugar, about 1/3 a teaspoon in each.
    Dough rolled out with a rolling pin on a floured cutting board
  • Fold it over and pinch to seal. Make sure all holes are sealed well. Leave them on a floured surface or make just one steaming batch at a time.
    Dough circles with blueberry and sugar filling being sealed in a half circle shape
  • If you have something at home you use for steaming, great! Here is what I used, a flat mash strainer and microwave cover. I did have to seal the microwave cover with foil, because it has little holes in it and when you seam, you cannot have any of it escape.
    A flat mesh strainer and a microwave cover on the table
  • Bring a pot with water to a boil, place a flat mash strainer on top. Place vareniki on a strainer and cover it with the lid.
    Steamed Blueberry Vareniki placed on top of the mesh strainer that is on top of a steam bath
  • Let them steam for about 3 minutes. To make sure they are fully cooked, break one and see if the dough is puffy.
    Foil wrapped microwave cover on top of the mesh strainer on top of the steam bath
  • They are light and puffy. They can be reheated, but best on the first day.
    Steamed Blueberry Vareniki on a cutting board


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.6mg