Bacon and sauerkraut pierogi

    1 hour 10 min

    This Czechoslovakian recipe for pierogi, uses bacon and sauerkraut as a filling. Serve them with butter and sauteed onions or soured cream. Feel free to experiment with the fillings.

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    Makes: 30 pierogi

    • 2 rashers streaky bacon
    • 3/4 (700g) jar sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 3 tablespoons bacon fat
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons single cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 175ml milk
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 690g plain flour
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:5min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving bacon fat, crumble and set aside.
    2. In medium bowl, combine sauerkraut, onion powder, crumbled bacon and bacon fat. Stir well; set aside.
    3. In large bowl, beat together 3 eggs, cream, salt, milk and 50g butter with electric mixer. Stir in flour to form a soft dough. Cover and let rest 5 minutes in a warm place. Grease hands and dough with butter and knead on a floured surface 10 minutes. Divide dough into 4 sections and grease each with butter to prevent drying out.
    4. Melt remaining 50g butter; beat remaining egg, combine egg and butter and set aside. Roll out a section of dough to a thickness of 3mm. Cut out 10cm circles with pastry cutter or glass. Place one tablespoon sauerkraut filling in the centre of each circle, brush the edges of the circle with the butter and egg mixture, fold in half and press edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining sections of dough.
    5. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Cook pierogi for 5 minutes or until they float to the top.

    Watch how!

    Watch our How to make pierogi video to see how to make traditional Polish pierogi.

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    I hate pierogi. I don't know what compelled me to make this recipe. I figured I would try it, maybe it would be good for pierogi. Turns out it was good in general! I will now call these 'fun little pockets of happy goodness'.I did end up with extra dough. I don't mind though, I'm going to play with stuffing it with all kinds of food, including fruits and meats, try pan frying it after boiling it. This has huge potential.  -  28 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used to eat the store-bought, but I can make a large batch of these, freeze them, and save $$$  -  26 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I filled them with mashed potatoes and cheese. Delicious both ways!  -  04 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)