Apple Strudel Pierogi
4 small apples, peeled and diced small (I used Gala)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped small
1 tsp cinnamon
scant 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I toasted some whole wheat sandwich bread and then used a spice grinder to make the crumbs)
zest of 1/2 an orange (preferably organic since you are eating the skin and don't forget to wash it!)
Powdered Sugar to dust
Vanilla Ice Cream
1. In a medium sized bowl combine all the filling ingredients. Let sit for about a half an hour to let all the flavours mingle.
2. Using your prepared dough circles, start filling each with about a tablespoon of the filling making sure to scrape up the side of the bowl and leave behind most of the liquid. I found it easier to hold the dough circle in my hand and kind of cup it when filling these as opposed to on the table in front of me. Place them on a baking sheet lined with floured wax paper and when you are finished, place them in the freezer for about two hours (more is fine) to make it easier to handle when you are cooking them.
3. To cook the pierogi, follow instructions from previous Cheeseburger Pierogi post (steps 4 and 5).
4. To serve, place a few pierogi in a bowl (or a basket like we did) and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. To go even further into Yummy-Town, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce drizzle.
Makes enough to fill 21 pierogi