49 responses

  1. diana
    April 26, 2012

    My Mom still makes blueberry perogies every summer! She only uses fresh blueberries that she picks herself and then freezes the perogies to have for Christmas Eve for dessert. We boil them and have them with honey and cream. We also make our own cottage cheese, potato and cheddar, and saurkraut perogies for Christmas Eve and also to enjoy throughout the year. But the blueberry ones are saved for Christmas.

  2. Cheryl Arkison
    April 26, 2012

    You know I’ll be there!

  3. Todd
    April 26, 2012

    Whoa – I have never even heard of this phenomenon, and it seems like the coolest thing ever! I love blueberries, and pierogies are on my short list to make soon. Did it translate into more of a savory dish, or a dessert?

  4. Heather
    April 26, 2012

    I made potatoe and cheese perogies for the first time a month ago. I was surprised at how easy they were. Love this idea to fill them with blueberries!

    Would love to come to a perogie bee!

  5. Lana
    April 26, 2012

    Your “open the back door” line makes me think, again, that we’re are actually related somehow. I can’t make it to a Calgary perogie bee but just may have one here in Ontario anyway! John and the girls LOVE them and I think it would cool to make a whole meal out of differently stuffed perogies. Hmmm.. the possibilities are endless…

  6. Theresa
    April 26, 2012

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Oh gosh I will do my best to make it!

  7. Theresa
    April 26, 2012

    Julie, do you like this dough or the Baba dough better? (the one with 5 cups flour and boiling water)

  8. CathyH
    April 26, 2012

    Om my goodness!!! My Ukrainian grandmother used to make these. We would have dinner with the potato and cheese pirohy ( as we call them)and then finish with blueberry. We would roll off our chairs feeling like one big dough ball. Delicious!
    I still have her original dough recipe.

  9. CathyD
    April 26, 2012

    Fact: When I moved here many years ago from Newfoundland I had never even heard of perogies!

    I’ll be there, you bet!

  10. Korena
    April 26, 2012

    I love the idea of a peroghy bee! And I love the idea of eating those blueberry peroghies – I can imagine them with some ricotta in the filling as well. Yum.

  11. Carolyn
    April 26, 2012

    I wish I lived in Calgary….. Julie, you’re so amazing and generous!

  12. Amanda
    April 26, 2012

    I would be there so quickly! Have a Peroghy bee!

  13. Courtney
    April 26, 2012

    A perogy bee is the best idea ever! I’d be there in a heartbeat.

  14. Fiona
    April 26, 2012

    If I’m not picking up pieces of random plaster off my floor, I will be there.

    I need to stock my freezer. And also, blueberrie perigees are the best ever with vanilla yogurt. For breakfast. No joke.

  15. Fiona
    April 26, 2012

    WTF is a bluberrie? You know what I mean.

  16. Christine
    April 26, 2012

    My baba and aunties used to make blueberry and starwberry perogies every summer with the fruit we picked. Nothing beats wild blueberry perogies or wild blueberry anything for that matter! I still make potatoe/cheese perogies, but I forgot about the fruit filled ones.

    Thank you for posting this – I am reliving many fond memories of summers spent in northern manitoba, days filled with good things to eat, fresh air and the joyful sounds of my baba and aunties laughing in the kitchen.

  17. Susannah
    April 26, 2012

    My friends and I just had a doughnut bee a few weeks ago based on a previous post of yours. I made them told my friends about it and they came over in part for a tutorial and also as one of them has a son with a peanut allergy and he never has doughnuts. It was a wonderful day! Funny thing is we talked about doing a perogie day as some of them had never made them either. Also a holubshki (who know how to spell cabbage rolls the real way!). Reading this makes me need to confirm a date – thanks for the reminder and ideas!

  18. CathyH
    April 26, 2012

    I do………holubtsi!
    Sorry, Susannah, couldn’t resist.

  19. Marilyn
    April 26, 2012

    My Hungarian mother used to make “summer” perogies; she’d half a blue plum, remove the seed, and then coat the plum with a sugar/cinnamon mix and use that for the filling. Once the perogies were boiled, she’d fry up breadcrumbs in browned butter, add a handful of sugar, and then toss the drained perogies in this mixture for a minute or two before serving them to her hungry family. They were SO good.

  20. Barb
    April 26, 2012

    Those look delicious! So tempting to make some right now!

  21. the other Al
    April 26, 2012

    I’m in!

  22. the other Al
    April 26, 2012

    fry up breadcrumbs in browned butter and sugar!!!!….oh my can we please try this too!

  23. Tracy
    April 26, 2012

    We make blueberry pierogi all the time; it’s a family favorite! My own personal favorite is potato & sauerkraut. It’s definitely fun to get together and get everybody involved in making them! Yours look delicious. :-)

  24. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie)
    April 26, 2012

    Glad to see that the recipe said ‘blueberry or saskatoon berry’. There should only be saskatoon berry perogies;)

  25. Teri
    April 26, 2012

    DH makes 9-10 dozen potato and cheese perogies every Christmas. And we once put cherry pie filling in some of the leftovers. But oh these blueberry ones sound good! I showed them to DH and even he said we’d have to give them a try, although I don’t think it’ll be happening until next Christmas. (Then again, if we only made a few instead of 9-10 dozen, I don’t see why we couldn’t make them sooner.) Yum!

  26. Erica B.
    April 26, 2012

    Woohoo! I’ll be there!

  27. bev
    April 26, 2012

    When? When is it?

  28. kimberley
    April 27, 2012

    MMmmm. When I was about ten, my mom and I spent an afternoon making pirohy with a lady in the Kootenays. We made all the standards which I don’t even remember, BUT then we made SOUR CHERRY ones for dessert. I still remember them, and I still talk about them!(It’s been decades).
    btw: I think just about anything in a dough pocket is a winner, but really the dessert pirohy are amazing.

  29. Vivian
    April 27, 2012

    Last year some girlfriends of 4o years (one from Lamont) got together in Edmonton to have a peroghy bee! What fun and I learned a whole bunch about the early Ukrainian experience on the prairies. Came home with bags of tasty dough treats and definitely want to do it again. If your date is sometime soon when the QEII might be in good shape, I could drive down and join you. Please let us know. I had wanted to know about a blueberry filling but we never got there, so this post is wonderful! I’d really like Cathy H to share her Grandmother’s dough recipe. When my friends and I made them, we used the water the potatoes were boiled in for the dough…kinda like adding in pasta water to the sauce, I guess.

  30. BettyC
    April 27, 2012

    Yes, please count me in…sounds like fun. I have been working for the last two gatherings so do hope this one will work. I will be waiting to hear the date and time!

  31. Char
    April 27, 2012

    Oh Julie, I wish I still lived in Calgary – I’d be there in a flash! This reminds me so much of the warenicki (pronounced varenicky) from my Mennonite tradition – we have them filled with dry cottage cheese or fruit (saskatoons are the best, followed by plums, cherries, apples in that order), with Mennonite farmer’s sausage and cream gravy. Ok, that’s basically cholesterol with butter on it, but warenicki are so much trouble to make that we only get them maybe once a year if we’re lucky. :) Thanks for a great post!

  32. Fareen
    April 27, 2012

    How fun!

  33. Renee
    April 28, 2012

    I wish I lived in Calgary so I could come to your house and make perogies! My mom still makes perogies every year for Christmas and while I suck at pinching part I’m really quite good at the frying and eating parts of the process. Have fun with your bee – if you ever wanna bring it on the road to Sask I’m totally in :)

  34. Lana
    April 28, 2012

    I would love to attend a perogie partie (perogy party?) What date are you thinking of?

  35. Joanne
    April 28, 2012

    I would love to attend too, but have recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant–does anyone have any recipes using something other than wheat flour?

  36. Jim
    April 29, 2012

    Blueberry perogies have been on the menu at the New York Bagel Cafe in Edmonton for years. They’re fantastic.

  37. Leslie
    May 1, 2012

    oh my the perogy bee sounds great. My MIL and I use to get together to make pies at harvest time. I really miss it

  38. Vincci
    May 2, 2012

    Sounds like fun! I’ve never made perogies before so it’d be great to learn!

  39. Irm
    May 4, 2012

    Julie, I just discovered your website (yes, I know, I am WAYYY behind) and I LOVE IT!!! I have all of your cookbooks and cook from them frequently. I am a BIG fan. You are a truly gifted person and I thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us!!!
    My 7 year old daughter and I are going to attempt to make these this afternoon when she gets home from school…wish us luck!!!

  40. KathyG
    May 5, 2012

    Pick a date and I’ll be there!

  41. Melanie
    May 17, 2012

    YES!!! WE need a perogy bee! I love backseat gourmet’s dough recipe (swear by it – have converted my family!) and I have a pampered chef little pie maker thing that is the perfect size for cutting out the dough!!! Yes – please – have a bee – I will clear my calendar…. P.S. I just ate my last homemade perogy (from Ukrainian new year’s) last week :(
    I return – I will show you how to make those lovely photo montages!

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  43. Betty B
    July 22, 2013

    Blueberry perogies have been one of my favorite meals all my life. My mom used to make perogies for supper and hers always have a fancy braid-like edging on it. It took a few tries but I finally got the hang of that darn “braided” edge – knowing that I took the extra time to make that edge always seems to make them taste better. We also made more of a sweet cottage cheese perogy to go with the blueberry ones. YUM – so I guess it’s perogies for supper tonight!!

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