Crab Pierogies

"A little twist to my family's traditional potato pierogies...the filling amounts are approximates as I don't often use measuring cups. Dough recipe comes from my mom's recipe #48587 Potato Pierogi"
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Ready In:
25-35 pierogies


  • Dough

  • 2 large eggs
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (add more or less to your liking)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (or sour cream(but we prefer cream cheese)
  • water (teaspoons at a time)
  • Filling

  • about 1 1/2 cups of leftover homemade mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup crab claw meat
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • lemon dill seasoning or a citrus seasoning
  • Fry with

  • butter
  • sauteed onion


  • In a food processor pulse flour and salt.
  • Add eggs and cream cheese process for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Slowly add water until dough forms a ball. Add more flour if dough is too sticky
  • Let dough rest 20-25 minutes
  • (Start boiling large pot of water with salt and a little bit of olive oil).
  • Roll out half the dough (roll VERY thin).
  • Use a large rimmed glass (like a martini glass) or round cookie cuter to cut out 4-5 inch circles.
  • Fill each circle with 1 to 2 Tablespoons of filling
  • Fold over ensuring that there is no air inside and edges are sealed. (I pinch edges together and then use a fork to seal each pierogie).
  • Cook about 8-10 at a time in the boiling water. Once they rise to the top of the water (approx 3-5 mins) remove with slotted spoon and top with butter/sauteed onions.
  • I like to sautee onions and then carefully toss the boiled pierogies into the pan to get them crispy. MMmm! Enjoy!

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  1. Excellent!!! Sam had the dough waiting for me to roll out! I would even say n2 teaspoons old bay was used, but it wasn`t very strong. I added 1 teaspoon The Pampered Pantrysm: Citrus & Basil Rub. The potatoes are used as a filler and binder. The potatoes do mellow the spices. Sam was ingenious with added rosemary to one batch of Recipe #48587. Old bay to an other batch of dough. She also made a butternut filling that was to die for. A must make!!!!! So very very GOOD!!!!! Love ya, Your very PROUD Mom OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO


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