Fruity, juicy, sour filling and tender dough make these summer dumplings a taste highlight. It’s not without reason that in the summer vareniki with sour cherries can’t be missing on the dining table in Slavic countries. They not only taste delicious, but are very easy to make. A detailed cherry vareniki recipe with the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found here at the bottom.
Which cherries for vareniki filling?
Classically, vareniki are filled with fresh sour cherries. The tart fruits combine perfectly with the tender dough and create a delicious flavor combination.
Sweet cherries are rather less suitable for filling the dumplings. This could make them taste boring.
In Ukraine or Russia, the sour cherry vareniki are very popular in summer, just like the strawberry vareniki. As soon as the cherry season starts, and you have picked the fruits in your garden, they are made into various delicacies. In addition to the sweet dumplings, there is, among other things, a fresh kompot or the sour cherry jam for the winter with them.
For the sweet vareniki recipe, which you can find here at the end of the post in the recipe box, you only need a few ingredients. All of them are also purely plant-based.
The dough for the fruity dumplings, just like the dough for my vegetarian pelmeni, consists of water, flour, vegetable oil and salt. The only ingredients needed for the filling are fresh sour cherries and possibly some sugar.
Moreover, the cherry vareniki recipe is very simple. You knead an elastic dough from the ingredients and let it rest for a short time. Meanwhile, you can pit sour cherries.
Then you form small crescent-shaped dumplings from the dough, filled with sour cherries and – according to taste – a little sugar. Now boil them in plenty of water for about 5 minutes and serve them immediately.
How to make cherry vareniki: tips and tricks
If your vareniki dough is too dry, add some more water. If it is sticky, add more flour.
You can adjust the amount of sugar for the filling according to your taste. You can also omit the sugar completely.
Tape the sides of the dumplings as tightly as possible to prevent them from rising during cooking.
Cook the cherry vareniki immediately after preparation. If you leave them for a long time, the fruit juice will soak the dough and flow out.
To shape the dumplings, you can use a dumpling shaper.
Did you make the cherry vareniki using this recipe? I’m looking forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below, how they turned out and tasted to you.
Fruity, juicy, sour filling and tender dough make the vareniki with sour cherries a taste highlight. It is not without reason that they cannot be missing on the dining table in Slavic countries in summer. The cherry vareniki not only taste delicious, but are very easy to make with this recipe.