This Russian yeast dough pie is filled with sour cherry jam and tastes fluffy, juicy, fruity and soft. It is ideal for dessert after a meal or for breakfast. You can find a detailed sweet jam pirog recipe with the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below.
Fillings for Russian yeast dough pie
I filled the Russian yeast dough pie with my homemade sour cherry jam. It gives the pastry a tart note and makes it taste fruity.
The yeast dough pirog can also be filled with a mixture of jam and any dried fruits, just like the apricot roll wreath. Dried apricots and plums are ideal for this.
Cut the dried fruits into small cubes or puree them. Then mix them with the jam. The sweet filling for the yeast dough pie is ready.
Make the fruit filling yourself
You can also make the filling for the Russian yeast dough pie yourself beforehand using any berries, sugar and corn starch, as I did for the lemon raspberry cupcakes or the cake “Monastyrskaya izba”. Both fresh and frozen fruits are suitable for this. In this case, you determine the amount of sugar according to taste.
How to serve and store sweet jam pirog?
The sweet jam pirog tastes delicious with a glass of (plant-based) milk, similar to the milk korzhiki. It also goes perfectly with coffee or tea. Serve them for dessert after a meal or for breakfast.
The Russian yeast dough pie stays fresh and tasty for several days, similar to the lemon cheese buns or the chocolate pryaniki. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. You should eat it within 3 – 4 days.
I used fresh yeast for the dough. Alternatively, you can use dry yeast. You can follow the packaging instructions for the quantity.
Instead of sour cherry jam, you can use any jam you like. It must not be liquid, but solid.
Egg for brushing
You can skip brushing the sweet jam pirog with egg. Simply dust them with powdered sugar after they have cooled to make them prettier.
This Russian yeast dough pie is filled with sour cherry jam and tastes fluffy, juicy, fruity and soft. It is ideal for dessert after a meal or for breakfast. You can make the sweet jam pirog at home using the recipe.