This vareniki recipe is my aunt’s recipe! It’s simple and no mixing equipment is required. 

If you have never tried apple stuffed vareniki you need to! I absolutely love the semi-sweet apple filling and the texture of these vareniki. These stay pretty true to size when cooking as some vareniki recipes tend to get enormous while cooking due to rising agents such as baking soda or powder. My aunt makes her vareniki dough with homemade whey. However, buttermilk works great.

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Ingredients for Apple Vareniki: 

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup (approx) of granulated sugar

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How to make Apple Vareniki: 

  1. Combine, flour, salt, oil, and buttermilk in a large-sized bowl; stir with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Then, lightly knead adding more flour if needed to form a delicate dough.

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The dough should be soft to the touch and slightly tacky. Since flour may vary; add an additional 1 tbsp of flour until dough comes together nicely. (I used bakers rose Canadian flour). More flour will be used during the sealing process so don’t add too much flour at this stage. 

2. Cover the dough and allow it to rest. While you prep the apples.

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3. Peel, core, and dice two apples; place into a shallow bowl.

TIP: DO NOT SHRED the apples. Cubing the apples and adding sugar right before sealing the vareniki prevents juices to run from the apples. Do avoid to not let sealed vareniki sit too long as juices may start to release when sugar is added. 

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4.  Bring a large-sized pot of water, about halfway full to a boil.

5. On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into two equal parts. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough out into a 16″ by 1 1/2″ wide log. Then slice the log into 1″ pieces. Cover dough as you work. 

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6. Roll each 1″ piece of dough into a ball then flatten into a disk (about 2-3″ wide.) Place 1/2 a tsp of apple pieces then sprinkle with a pinch of sugar (about 1/4 tsp full.) Seal pinching tops together.

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7. Once the water has come to a rolling boil; reduce heat to medium-high and place 5-8 sealed vareniki into the boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes. Continue sealing and cooking vareniki in small batches.

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8. Place ready vareniki in a small bowl with some butter and sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar for every 5-8 vareniki. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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Vareniki Recipe {Apple Filling}

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
Servings: 54
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This vareniki recipe is filled with apples and is my aunt's recipe! It's simple and no mixing equipment is required. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup approx of granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Combine, flour, salt, oil and buttermilk in a large sized bowl; stir with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together than lightly knead in the bowl, adding more flour if needed to form a delicate dough.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rest. While you prep the apples.
  • Peel, core, and dice two apples; place into a shallow bowl. Set aside.
  • Bring a large-sized pot of water, about halfway full to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into two equal parts. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough out into a 16" by 1 1/2" wide log. Then slice the log into 1" pieces.
  • Roll each 1" piece of dough into a ball then flatten into a disk (about 2-3" wide.) Place 1/2 a tsp of apple pieces then sprinkle with a pinch of sugar (about 1/4 tsp full.) Seal pinching tops together.
  • Once the water has come to a rolling boil; reduce heat to medium-high and place 5-8 sealed vareniki into the boiling water. Boil for 4 minutes. Continue sealing and cooking vareniki in small batches.
  • Place ready vareniki in a small bowl with some butter and sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar for every 5-8 vareniki. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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    • Al

    Vareniki Is my favorite!! When ever we make these, they taste so so good, and it brings a lot of memories from my childhood when my mom use to make these. Thank you.

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