Has anyone eaten or made Pierogies?

@tdemex (3547)
United States
May 31, 2008 1:15pm CST
When I was young my dad taught me how to make Pierogies (polish stuffed dumplings)from scratch, lots of work but you can freeze some for latter. They go good with polish sausage and horseraddish! Did you ever eat pierogies? Did you make yourself or store bought? Thanks for your input!
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@draconess (651)
• Canada
31 May 08
My family background is partly Polish, so I have several great family recipes for pierogies made from scratch. The storebought kinds are gross in comparison. We occasionally set aside a whole day to make huge batches so we can freeze a bunch for later. It takes the whole day to make the dough and fillings, roll it all out and stuff them. My favourites are the classic potato and cheese, and my own recipe special dessert pierogies stuffed with fresh blackberries and cinnamon! MMMMM...
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 08
I luv em one of fav meals. I've heard of desssert pierogies but we never had them. How do you cook them and what toppings do you use? Mabe have to try those. thanks! tdemex
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• Canada
31 May 08
For my dessert pierogies I make the dough the same way, then just stuff them with fresh berries, a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar, and a little cornstarch to thicken up the juices when they cook. You can boil them or fry them in butter, I think they're best fried then served with a dab of fresh whipped cream on top.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks! I'm going to give them a try!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
31 May 08
I have had the store bought Pierogies before, but I have never made them myself. They are good, but not something I buy very often.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 08
If you ever had the real home made ones! You'd probably add them to your menu more often! Thanks !!! tdemex
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
31 May 08
I bought my from the store. Although, I love to cook when I am not on the computer, there are certain foods that I won't try to make. I didn't care for my frozen peirogies though and yes I did cook them first. Maybe I made them wrong, but what are you suppose to put on them. It was very dry. It needs a sauce or something, and please don't say butter because I really don't use butter. Do they only come with potatoes in them? Because that was the only choice at the store and talk about carb over load.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 08
See my response at the top (I can't copy and paste yet LOL) for some tips! If your counting calories you won't want em. You drop them in boiling water first and they sink to the bottom, as they cook they float to the top, then you fish them out! either freeze or fry them in oil,bacon greese,or butter with onions. Normal is top with sour cream! Great with sausage! Thanks! tdemex
@snowy22315 (32720)
• United States
31 May 08
I have made and eaten them just the ones from the store though. They are delcious, They seem like they would be difficult to make. It must involve a lot of rolling and cuttig.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 08
They just take time, yes lots of rolling,but I bought a pierogie maker and it would do 8 at a time. The hard part is that I usually make 3 or 4 things to stuff them with, that's more wor than the rest, but can't beat the fresh ones, compared to the store bought. Thanks tdemex