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Blueberry Perogies

Perogies are an Eastern European staple that has become common in almost every Winnipeg household, regardless of ethnicity. A common local ingredient, blueberries, makes a sweet dessert version that’s perfect for any celebration.

Ingredients
Dough
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 egg

Filling
3 cups blueberries, washed and dried
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch

Method
1.  In a medium bowl, mix flour with salt. Form a well in the centre.
2.  Break egg into well, add oil. Work into a dough by gradually adding water.
3.  Knead until smooth. Place back in bowl. Set in a warm spot for 10 min.
4.  In a small bowl, combine blueberries, sugar and cornstarch.
5.  Roll out dough to 1/8″ thick. Cut into circles with a glass or cookie cutter.
6.  Place a heaping spoonful of berries on the circle. Fold over and pinch the edges tightly with your fingers.
7.  In a large pot of boiling water add perogies about 5 or 6 at a time. Once they float to the surface, cook for 2-3 more minutes until tender.

Yield 6-8 servings

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