Polish Pastry Fruit Filling Recipe

A crepe filled with fruit

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
76 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fruit filling is ideal for any type of filled dumpling or crepe, like nalesniki, pierogi, and uszka.


  • 2 cups cherries (pitted, peeled and chopped apples, or stemmed blueberries)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or cardamom)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon lemon (juice)
  • 2-4 tablespoons bread crumbs (fine, dry)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine fruit, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until fruit is tender and water is almost evaporated. Remove from heat.

  2. Mash fruit slightly and add a spice of choice and lemon juice. Return to heat and cook over low heat until mixture is thick.

  3. If the mixture is not thick enough, stir in enough breadcrumbs, so fruit is not liquidy.