Sweet Cheese Pierogi Filling Recipe

Sweet Cheese Pierogi
Sweet Cheese Pierogi. Barbara Rolek
Ratings (30)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: fills 36 pierogi (6 servings)

This recipe for sweet cheese pierogi filling using farmer's cheese is a favorite with pierogi eaters. If you can't find dry curd cheese at your market, you might want to try your hand at making your own farmer's cheese from scratch. It's incredibly easy. In a pinch, well-drained ricotta cheese can be used but the taste will be decidedly different.

For a savory option, check out this recipe for savory cheese-potato pierogi filling. Curd cheese is left unsweetened and mixed with mashed potatoes and sautéed onions for a tasty spin on plain cheese.


  • 1 large room-temperature egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound room-temperature dry curd or farmer's cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix together egg, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Add farmer's cheese and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.

  2. Drop by tablespoonsful onto pierogi dough of choice (see options below).

  3. Once you've made this filling and prepared the dough, you're ready to roll. View these step-by-step instructions for rolling, filling and cooking pierogi.

Pierogi Dough Options

It's safe to say there are as many recipes for pierogi dough as there are cooks. Some think adding an egg to the dough will toughen it, while others feel it's not a pierogi without an egg dough. Here are some popular pierogi dough recipes for you to choose from: