Vareniki are a Ukrainian kind of stuffed dumpling associated with Ukrainian cuisine. However, they have become so popular that we eat them everywhere in Russia, Latvia & all over Eastern European countries! To me nothing says more comfort food than these yummy cherry filled dumplings! Vareniki also known as Perogies is a staple Slavic dish for centuries. Although time consuming, they are simple to make with easy to find ingredients.
The name varenyk, in fact, simply means “boiled thing”. In certain regions of Ukraine they do not boil varenyky, but steam them instead. Sweet, fruit-filled varenyky are served with sour cream and sugar. Raw varenyky (with the dough uncooked) can be stored frozen, then cooked in three minutes, which makes them a convenience food.