If you've never had pierogies for dessert, you are in for a treat!
These Saskatoon Berry Dessert Perogies are such a fun and delicious way to enjoy Saskatoon berries! Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon and filled with a rich and tasty Saskatoon berry sauce, they are akin to eating mini Saskatoon pies. But even better, because well... they're perogies (as every perogy lover knows)!
If you grew up on the prairies like I did, you'll be familiar with Saskatoon berries, also known as Juneberries or Service berries. They are grown on bushes and are in season sometime between mid-to late July and early August.
When I was a kid growing up in Manitoba, we'd pick them right off the bushes while we were camping. Now I usually get my Saskatoons from a u-pick Saskatoon farm.
These Saskatoon berry perogies are easy to make with my Saskatoon Berry Pie Filling and Sauce recipe, which has already been cooked, softening up the berries. And that's the reason my Saskatoon berry perogies are different from most other recipes out there. It also has a delightful hint of almond which pairs so perfectly with Juneberries !
I will often make a batch of the pie filling and sauce and freeze it.
And I use the same dough I use for my Cottage Cheese and Potato Perogies
💭 Top tip
You can use either fresh or frozen Saskatoon berry sauce. However, if you freeze the Saskatoon Berry Sauce, it's important that you defrost it and drain it before making these perogies or they will be too watery.
- Saskatoon Berry Pie Filling and Sauce
- Perogy Dough recipe
- cinnamon (optional)
- whipped cream (optional)
- syrup (optional)
- Berries: If you can't get your hands on Saskatoon berries, you can substitute blueberries
- Dough: you can use any perogy dough recipe you prefer
- Topping: ice cream, cream fraiche or whipped cream, cinnamon, additional berries, syrup
- Weight Watchers friendly: these perogies are 2 WW points each on the blue plan. If you want to add whipped cream, I recommend a spray can (light) real whipped cream. It's only 1 WW point on blue for about 3 tablespoons. Dairyland and Gay Lea are both brands I use. (see photo in NOTES)
I make these the same way I make my regular savory perogies; I boil them, set them in butter, then fry them in that same butter.
You will, at minimum, need a rolling pin. I prefer to use a marble rolling pin (affiliate link) because it's heavier and makes the job of rolling out dough so much easier (I also use it for pie crusts, fondant etc). However, if you want to make things even easier, use a manual pasta maker (affiliate link) You will also need something round to cut your perogies. You can use a perogy cutter or any round glass, cup or cookie cutter about 3 inches in diameter.
- Fridge: Store these cooked perogies in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freezer: You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. I recommend you freeze them flat, then you can layer them. However, you should boil them and put them directly into butter, as this prevents them from sticking together. (See recipe instructions)
Reheating: Fry in butter until browned on each side (you can do this directly from frozen over low to medium heat)
👪 Serving size
The original recipe makes about 90 perogies. This seems like a lot, but trust me, once you start eating them and want to have some left over to freeze, it's not as much as you may think. However, if you want to cut the recipe in half, simply click on the blue servings in the recipe card, select the number of servings you'd like and the ingredient amounts will adjust accordingly.
So if you are looking for fruit perogy recipes, give these a try!
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📋 Saskatoon Berry Dessert Perogies Recipe
- Make dough (https://foodmeanderings.com/cottage-cheese-perogies/) as per instructions.
- Make Saskatoon berry filling ( https://foodmeanderings.com/saskatoon-berry-pie-filling-and-sauce/) *This will make 4 cups
- Flour a large cutting board and place dough on top. Separate dough into 4 wedges
- Roll out one of the 4 parts to ⅛ inch thickness (this will require a lot of muscle!) * or try using a pasta maker!
- Cut dough into circles with perogy cutter or you can use anything round that's about 2-3 inches in diameter. *2.5 inches is ideal and what I used. Repeat with remaining dough wedges
- Add a small amount (about 1-2 teaspoons) of filling to the middle of each perogy. Dip your finger in water and run it around the outside of the circle, this will help to seal the perogy.
- Pinch together in the middle. Then work your way around the edge, pinching, while ensuring the filling stays in. * you may get some purple from the berries on the outside of the perogy, but don't worry as it will come off in the boiling water
- Keep pinching until your perogy is completed sealed. *It's important it's completely sealed so it will not come apart during the boiling process.
- Lay on cookie/baking sheets (I find this best because you can fit a lot on)
- Boil water in a large pot and add perogies (you only want to add about a dozen at a time.)
- Cook perogies in boiling water (rolling boil). *The perogies will float to the top when they are ready
- Remove with a slotted spoon.
- Add to bowl with ⅓ cup melted butter (add more as needed, depending on how many perogies you are making.) As you move perogies from bowl to frying pan, add more butter, as needed but use the butter from the bowl)
- *NOTE: At this point, if you plan to freeze them, you'll want to put them back onto parchment paper (or wax paper) lined cookie sheets. Space them so they are not touching and freeze them on the cookie sheets for 4-6 hours. Once frozen, you can move them into large freezer bags for long-term freezing. * I did not photograph, as we did not freeze any this time.
- Fry over medium-high heat with additional butter (as needed) I use an additional 2-3 tablespoons
- Fry until golden brown on one side, then turn and fry until golden brown on the other. Remove from heat.
- Garnish with whipped cream, syrup and cinnamon, as desired.
🍽More Recipes with Saskatoon Berries
- Saskatoon Berry Loaf with Brown Butter Glaze
- No Bake Saskatoon Berry Cheesecake in a Jar
- Healthy Saskatoon Berry Pancakes
- Saskatoon Berry Tiramisu Dessert Shooters
- Saskatoon Berry Oatmeal Cookies