Pirog or Piroghi (Apple, Jam, Cabbage)


User Avatar
Member since 2014
No Video

Serves | Prep Time Varies | Cook Time Varies

Why I Love This Recipe

From Valia Nikitina & Irina Zolina, as argued out in our big, old-fashioned Warrenville kitchen. Our Russian visitors were all good cooks, and each had her own correct recipe.

For main course, dessert, or snack.

The Pirogi are eaten out of hand.

The Pirog is richer and eaten with a plate and fork.

Jean’s notes:

Grease hands before handling dough.

Use butter, not oil, to grease pan.

Photo from Food Network.com: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/mushroom-apple-pierogies-recipe.html


Ingredients You'll Need

Dough Ingredients:
1 small or 1/2 regular yeast
1/4 to 1/2 C lukewarm water
1 tsp sugar
4 C flour
2 C warm milk
Little salt
2 T vegetable oil
1 egg
Melted butter


Apple Filling Ingredients:
Apples
Butter
Chopped walnuts
1-2 T sugar


Jam Filling Ingredients:
Any decent jam can be used as filling.


Cabbage Filling Ingredients:
1 head of cabbage
1 onion
Chopped hardboiled egg (optional)


Directions

Directions: Dough


Mix yeast, lukewarm water, and sugar very well in a cup.


Mix flour, warm milk, and salt very well


Add yeast mixture to flour mixture


Mix some.


Add 1 more heaping cup flour.


Add 2 large spoons oil on top


Knead with hands 5-10 minutes, until dough comes clean from hands but is still soft and sticky.


After kneading, put in a big greased pot.


Put melted butter on top and cover with cloth.


Put in a warm place, let it rise 2-3 hours.


Punch down twice if it rises very fast. Better if punched down once.


Directions: Apple filling


Slice apples medium fine.


Brown in butter (get a crust).


Add chopped walnuts and 1-2 T sugar.


Let sit 15-20 minutes to get juices.


Directions: Cabbage Filling:


Sauté a head of cabbage and an onion.


Add chopped hard-boiled egg (optional).


Directions to make Pirozhgi (cabbage, jam, or apple):


Pat out dough into 2”-3” diameter circle


Put big tablespoon filling on circle.


Pinch edges together, round up into oval and put seam down on oiled pan.


Let rise 15-20 minutes.


Brush egg beaten with a little water on top of cabbage ones.


Put in 450 degree oven, turn down to 400 degrees, cook 25-30 minutes.


Directions for Apple Pirog:


Add 2 eggs, sugar, melted butter, some more flour to dough.


Let rise another 1/2 hour.


Put dough in greased pan, make slight upward rim at edge


Spread apple mix over base


Put strips of dough over base like a lattice.


Pinch edges


Brush top with beaten egg


Bake immediately in 400-degree oven.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11275 Downloads
FREE
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51081 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

450 Downloads
FREE
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls