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Steamed Blueberry Pierogi in a bowl

Steamed Blueberry Pierogi

Blueberry filled pierogi (aka Vareniki) are light, fluffy and incredibly delicious. Pulled straight from my family’s recipe book, these are just the way my grandma made them.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Pastries
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword blueberry pierogi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 40 Pieces
Calories 77kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • 4 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 tbsp yeast


  • 3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Combine together flour, yeast, salt and 1/4 cup of sugar.
    mixing bowl with dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • In small portions add in water. Knead the dough until it's smooth. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour.
    Yeast dough in a bowl for pierogi
  • 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 each piece.
    Dough divided into small pieces
  • Either roll out each piece or stretch it out by hand. Place blueberries in the middle and cover with sugar, about 1/3 a teaspoon in each.
    Dough filled with blueberry
  • 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.
    Formed blueberry pierogi
  • Bring a pot with water to a boil and place a steamer on the inside. Place vareniki on the steamer and cover it using the lid.
    raw pierogi on a steamer
  • Let them steam for about 7 minutes. To make sure they are fully cooked, break one and confirm that the dough is puffy.
    cooked pierogi in a pot with steamer
  • Once done, vareniki should feel light and puffy. It's best to serve them on the first day, although they can be reheated later.
    Steamed Blueberry Pierogi in a bowl



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