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Authentic Polish Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe

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Polish sweet cheese pierogi on a red plate on a wooden table.

This Polish sweet cheese pierogi recipe called pierogi ze słodkim serem is a popular Polish food that you can easily make at home!

What Is The Farmer Cheese Pierogi Recipe?

The pierogi ze słodkim serem or polish sweet cheese pierogi recipe is a traditional Polish pierogi made with a sweet cheese pierogi filling.

You can use homemade farmer’s cheese to make the sweet cheese pierogi filling with sugar and egg yolks. If you have leftover filling, you can use them to make some sweet cheese buns

The dough for the pierogi is made in a similar fashion as any other pierogi such as the strawberry pierogi or the sauerkraut pierogi

The pierogi are shaped by hands or by using a pierogi maker and then they’re boiled in hot water before serving! 

pierogi ze słodkim serem sweet cheese pierogi.
Pierogi ze słodkim serem aka sweet cheese pierogi!

But Where Did Pierogi Originate?

The answer depends on which European country you come from. Many Eastern European countries claim to have invented the pierogi, as do we Poles. 

pierogi ze słodkim serem in a red plate topped with cheese crumbs.
Top the pierogi ze słodkim serem with crumbled cheese!

According to the legend, Saint Hyacinth of Poland or Saint Jacek Odrowąż as he’s known in Poland, probably brought the pierogi-making tradition to Poland from the Far East.

Saint Jacek, would feed these pierogi dumplings to the poor in the 13th century. And he was soon nicknamed ‘Saint Jacek with pierogi‘.

Once made only on special occasions, pierogi soon became popular and took on many forms, from the lazy pierogi leniwe to the meaty pierogi z miesem to the cute-looking Uszka.

Anyways, back to the luscious sweet cheese pierogi. You can serve it as it is, or you create a mix-n-match of sweet pierogi filling by adding chopped fruits or other ingredients to the sweet cottage cheese pierogi filling. Some of my favorites are:

  • Pierogi na słodkim serem i rodzynkami – Sweet cheese pierogi with raisins
  • Pierogi na slodko z serem i jagodami – Sweet cheese pierogi with bilberries 
  • Pierogi na slodko z serem i Czeresniami – Sweet cheese pierogi with cherries 
  • Pierogi na slodko z serem i truskawkami – Sweet cheese pierogi with strawberries

How To Serve Sweet Cheese Pierogi?

Sweeet cheese pierogi taste perfect on their own, so simply top them with melted butter before serving! Alternatively, sprinkle with crumbled cheese, powdered sugar, or cinnamon powder!

You can also serve with any of these:

  • sour cream
  • yogurt
  • sweet cream
  • whipped cream
  • fruit jam – blueberry, strawberry, cherry, etc
  • chopped fresh fruit

Tips For This Polish Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe

Sweet cheese pierogi in a red plate.
Polish sweet cheese pierogi is easy to make!
  • Make sure the water is boiling before adding the pierogi to it!
  • The dumplings are ready when they start to float. 
  • If storing one on top of the other, add melted butter between each layer.
  • Top with melted butter before serving!
  • Fry day-old pierogis with butter to get a nice crunchy exterior. 
  • Tastes best warm!

FAQs About Making The Best Sweet Cottage Cheese Pierogi

Polish sweet cheese pierogi dumplings in a red plate.
Sprinkle the sweet cheese pierogi dumplings with cottage cheese!

What Cheese Should I Use To Make Sweet Cheese Pierogi?

You can use any dry cheese you want to make this pierogi. Or you can make cottage cheese at home a few days earlier and use that. 

If you don’t have any farmer’s cheese, Philadelphia cheese with sugar will work as well.

What Equipment Do I Need To Make Polish Sweet Cheese Pierogi?

To make sweet pierogi with cheese filling you will need these items:

Is It Possible To Make This Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe Vegan?

Yes, to make this sweet cheese pierogi recipe vegan, do not add the egg in the dough or the egg yolk in the filling. Also, replace the cottage cheese with vegan cheese or a nut cheese like this one made with almond milk.

How Long Can I Store Sweet Cheese Pierogi?

Sweet cheese pierogi can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days, or in the freezer for a few months. Reheat with melted butter before serving. 

How To Reheat Sweet Cheese Pierogi?

To reheat sweet cheese pierogi, top them with melted butter and heat them in an oven, microwave, or frying pan. 

Authentic Polish Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe

Yield: 12 servings

Authentic Polish Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe

Polish sweet cheese pierogi on a red plate on a wooden table.

Pierogi ze słodkim serem is a tasty Polish sweet cheese pierogi recipe that you can easily make at home!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


Dough for pierogi with sweet cheese

  • 5 cups (600g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 4-5 tbsps of oil

Sweet cheese pierogi filling

  • 2 cups of cottage/ farmer cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks (optional)
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract 


How To Make Dough For Pierogi With Sweet Cheese?

  1. Put flour, egg, oil, and salt into the bowl. Whisk it together with a hand or dough hook attachment.
  2. Start adding the water slowly, letting it incorporate before adding more.
  3. Whisk until all the ingredients are incorporated and there are no lumps.

How To Make The Sweet Cheese For Pierogi?

  1. Mix all the ingredients together using a food processor or blender until you will get a smooth and creamy consistency.

How To Mold Pierogi With Sweet Cheese?

  1. Divide the dough into 2 or 3 pieces.
  2. Thinly roll each piece out onto a floured surface to just under 1/16 - 1/8” thickness.
  3. Use a round cookie cutter to cut the circles from the dough.
  4. Put the sweet cheese in the center of each circle. The more filling, the better, however, you need to be sure they stay inside pierogi. When the sweet cheese filling will get between the dough when sealing, pierogi may fall apart during the cooking.
  5. Pull the edges of each circle together to form pierogi. Make sure the seal is continuous and intact. You can't leave any free space, as pierogi will fall apart during the cooking. Pinch tightly.
  6. Collect the remaining dough scraps and put them to the other 2 dough pieces. Repeat the process until the entire dough and all the filling are used.

How To Cook Pierogi With Sweet Cheese?

  1. Pour the water into the big pot. Add 2 pinches of salt. Boil.
  2. Gently throw pierogi, one by one into the boiling water.
  3. When they start floating, wait for a minute and take them out with the slotted spoon.
  4. Pour the melted butter on top. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

Did you like this Polish sweet cheese pierogi recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

4 Responses

  1. I tried this recipe at Christmas. The cheese filling was so good. But I made it too wet. Tried 3 different times. I followed the recipe first. Fail. Then I tried draining the farmers cheese. Fail. Added flour to thicken it. These were better. But it tasted different. I love making pierogi. So I am going to keep trying. Thank you.

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