These are a traditional Polish treat, created in a vegan way to be enjoyed warm on a cold winter’s day.
Serving Size: 4
for the dough:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup water
for the filling and sauce:
- 6 nice sweet ripe plums
- 3 tablespoons sugar (divided)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- splash lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix the ingredients for the dough and allow to sit, covered for 15 minutes.
Slice 4 of the plums in thin slices.
Place the sliced plums in a small saucepan.
Add 1 tablespoon sugar and the spices with about 3/4 cup of water.
Bring to a soft simmer and cook until the plums are soft and there is a nice smooth sauce.
Mix the lemon juice with the cornstarch and perhaps a bit more water.
Add to the cooked plums to thicken the sauce.
When the sauce is thick and clear, turn the heat down and keep warm on a low heat.
Make 8 small balls from the dough.
Roll the balls out to form small circles, about 1/4 of an inch thick.
Slice the remaining plums in eights.
Place 2 slices of plums with a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar on the center of the circle.
Fold the circle over and crimp he edges closed.
Bring a pot of water to boil.
Put the plum pierogi in the boiling water and cook until they begin to float – about 3-5 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon.
Serve the plum pierogi with some of the plum sauce.