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Pumpkin Pierogies

These pumpkin pierogies are pillowy bites of perfection! Crisped in brown butter and served with crispy sage, they are incredible.
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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • cup ricotta cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, for browning
  • 1 handful fresh sage, about 12 to 15 leaves
  • plain greek yogurt or sour cream (optional for serving)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, yogurt, egg, egg yolk and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms. Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, a big pinch of salt and pepper and the nutmeg. If desired, you can blend this in the food processor too!
  • Divide the pierogi dough in half. Roll one of the halves out until it’s very thin - about ⅛ of an inch. You don’t want the dough to tear, but you want it to be thin! Use a round cutter like a biscuit cutter or glass to cut rounds out from the dough. Place them on a sheet of parchment paper. Repeat with all the remaining dough, including the other half.
  • Take about 1 to 2 teaspoons of filling and place it in the center of each dough round. Repeat with all dough rounds. Brush the edges of each piece of dough with water then fold it over and press it closed, creating the pierogi shape. If desired, you can use a fork to press the edges together.
  • At this point you can freeze the pierogi or boil them.
  • To freeze, place the pierogi on a baking sheet and freeze the sheet for 30 to 60 minutes. After that, remove the pierogies and place them in a resealable bag. They can be frozen for about 3 months!
  • To cook right away or from the freezer, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. I cook about 5 to 6 pierogi at a time. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, just until they float. Once they float, remove with a slotted spoon.
  • To crisp the pierogi, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Whisk and cook it for a few minutes until brown bits begin to appear, then toss in the sage. Add in the boiled pierogi in a single layer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden and crisp. You may need to do this in batches. Serve immediately with the brown butter from the skillet and the crispy sage. Sprinkle with parmesan.

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