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Sweet Cherry Vareniki Recipe

These homemade Sweet Cherry Vareniki are so delicious and a classic Ukrainian dish! Sweet dumplings filled with a cream cheese and cherry filling. They are boiled and tossed in butter, so so good!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 75 -85 pierogies
Author: Valentina



  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling
  • 6 oz blueberries


Making the Pierogi Dough-


  • In a bowl, beat together the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until combined.

Assemble the Pierogies-

  • Flour the working space with flour and divide the dough into three equal balls.
  • Roll out the first ball and with a cup create circles all over the dough.
  • Add the cream cheese filling into the center of the created circles, top with the filling of choice.
  • Fold over the edges of the circles and pinch to seal the vareniki to avoid them from oozing out. Repeat with all the vareniki and add to a flour dusted plate or tray.

How to Cook Vareniki

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, add in vareniki into the waterand allow to cook until they begin to float to the top.
  • With a large strainer spatula, remove the vareniki and add to a bowl. Toss with unsalted butter and serve!