How To: Apple Pie Pierogis (Family Recipe)

Step by step instructions on how to make Polish apple pie pierogis.


Taylor M

Apple pie pierogis are a fun dessert to make for any occasion.

  1. Fill a large pot with water and place it on the stove, setting the burner to high, boil the water.
  2. Add to mixing bowl: 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup of water, a tsp. of salt, a tbsp. of vegetable oil, and mix with a fork until well combined.
  3. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth, dough-like consistency.
  4. Rinse mixing bowl with hot water, then place the rinsed bowl over the dough, letting it 
  5. sit for 10 minutes. 
  6. After 10 minutes, divide the dough into 4 equal parts (each part should make 6 pierogis).
  7. Take 1 part and roll it out with a rolling pin until it’s ⅛ in. thick.
  8. Pour apple pie filling into a bowl and mash it until the apple slices are small chunks.
  9. Take a small spoonful of filling and place it in the middle of the rolled-out dough. 
  10. Fill a small bowl with water and dip your finger into the water, then rub the water around the edge of therolled dough. 
  11. Fold the dough over until the edges meet. 
  12. Pleat the edge of the folded dough with a fork until completely sealed.
  13. Repeat steps 6-11 until you use all of the dough. 
  14. Put the pierogis into the boiling water. Allow them to sink to the bottom of the pot. Once they float to the top, use a slotted spoon to place them on wax/parchment paper. 
  15. Melt butter in a frying pan and fry the pierogis until it’s slightly browned on each side.
  16. Remove from pan and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture to taste.