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Paula's Pierogie Dough by


5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
5 ounces Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, softened (I usually use cheddar cheese in my potatoes with sautéed onions I put about 2 cups of cheddar cheese in mine ) this was my grams recipe I just adapted it a bit to my liking
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a food processor, combine flour and salt; cover and pulse to blend. Add water, eggs and butter; cover and pulse until dough forms a ball, adding an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed. Let rest, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes.
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender; set aside.
Drain potatoes. Over very low heat, stir potatoes for 1-2 minutes or until steam has evaporated. Press through a potato ricer or strainer into a large bowl. Stir in the cream cheese, salt, pepper and onion mixture; set aside.
Divide dough into four parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold in half and press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Bring a Dutch oven of water to a boil; add pierogies in batches. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer; cook for 1-2 minutes or until pierogies float to the top and are tender. Remove with a slotted spoon; cool slightly.
Place on waxed paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans; freeze until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags. May be frozen for up to 3 months. Yield: 6 dozen.
To prepare frozen pierogies: In a large skillet, saute four pierogies and onion in butter until pierogies are lightly browned and heated through; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 1 serving

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