Polish Nalesniki Sweet Cheese Filling Recipe

Nalesniki with blueberry
Nalesniki with blueberry. Susánica Tam / Wikimedia Commons and Flickr / CC-BY-2.0
Ratings (27)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups of filling (12 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
165 Calories
13g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet cheese filling goes well with sweet Polish nalesniki, also known as Polish blintzes or filled crepes. Once filled and rolled, they can be baked or pan-fried, or dipped in beaten egg and breadcrumbs and fried.

If you can't find dry curd cheese, you might want to make your own farmer's cheese from scratch.

Naleski fillings are ideal for any type of filled Polish dumpling, like pierogi, uszka, kolduny and kulebiak.

These nalesniki are a good option for a vegetarian meal.


  • 2 cups dry curd (or farmers cheese or ricotta)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps to Make It

  1. Place cheese in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until fluffy.

  2. Divide filling among 12 crepes and roll. Saute in small amount of butter and serve with fruit sauce, like fresh blueberry sauce, if desired.