Sara's Famous Perogy and Pastry Makers
have been sold throughout the world and will help with any dish that you are making which requires you to cut and seal pastries or dough: perogies, samosas, empanadas, turnovers, dumplings, gyoza, tortellini, ravioli, cookies, tarts, desserts, pizza pops, calzones, and more.

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Recipe Ideas

If you've ever made perogies before, you'll know that it can take a fair amount of time. But Sara's World Famous Perogy and Pastry Makers can help make it quick, easy, and fun! Check out the recipes (you can even print them out in 3"x5" recipe card size) and then visit our ORDER PAGE to get your own perogy or pastry maker from Sara's.

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Sara's Perogy Dough
3 cups flour
½ cup warm milk
½ cup warm water
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 egg
1 tsp. salt

Beat egg, oil, water and milk together. Add flour one cup at a time to make a soft dough.

Let stand for two hours or leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Makes 4 to 5 dozen perogies.


Sara's Perishky (baked perogies)
4 to 5 cups flour
1 cup warm milk
1 cup warm water
¼ cup melted margarine
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 egg
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. yeast

Use 4 to 5 cups of flour to make a soft dough. Add the liquids into a bowl first, then add the dry ingredients. Let rest for 20 minutes, then roll out and fill with your favourite fillings.

Once the pan is full, place in the oven at 350ºF for 12 to 15 minutes.


Sara's Filling Suggestions
  • Mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese or CheezWhiz™ (salt and pepper to taste)
  • Mashed potatoes with fried butter and onions (salt and pepper to taste)
  • Mashed potatoes and cottage cheese
  • Cottage cheese, salt and pepper to taste, 1 egg to ½ lb. cheese
  • Sauerkraut with fried onions and butter
  • Grind leftover roast beef, add fried onions and butter, salt, pepper and garlic to taste along with enough mashed potatoes to hold the mixture together. Great with a cheese sauce.
  • Use any leftover meats and grind it up and use just enough mashed potatoes to hold it together along with your own favourite spices and seasonings.


Another Sara's Perogy Dough

10 cups flour
1 cup melted margarine
2 cups hot water

2 eggs, well beaten with one cup warm water

Mix together and knead well to make a soft dough.

Cover and let rise for one hour.

Roll out thin, and fill with your favourite filling.


Sara's Deep Fried Perogies
3 cups flour
2 cups cottage cheese
2 eggs, well beaten
¼ cup cooking oil
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup warm water

Mix flour and cottage cheese together. Add eggs to the flour and cheese. Add oil, baking soda and salt.

Add water to make soft dough. Roll out and fill with favourite filling. Once done, deep fry in oil, turning until a golden brown.


Sara's Never-Fail Pie Crust
1 lb. lard
1 cup boiling water
4½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt

Combine lard and boiling water. Beat until creamy, and let stand for 10 minutes to cool.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently mix to form dough.

Put in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.


Sara's Overnight Buns

2 pkg. yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tsp. sugar

5 cups warm water
2 cups sugar
8 tbsp. cooking oil
2 tsp. salt

4 eggs, well beaten
12 - 14 cups flour

Combine the first three ingredients and let the mixture bubble for 20 min.
Start buns at 3pm. Punch down dough every hour until 9pm.

Combine the second set of ingredients (water, sugar, oil and salt). Combine yeast mixture with beaten eggs. Add 6 or 7 cups of the flour mixture to make soft dough. Add rest of flour and knead.

At 9pm, form into buns and let rise overnight in a warm place. Next morning, bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes.

Great stuffed with fruit or meat fillings!


Sara's Sweet Potato Ravioli

½ cup flour
½ cup semolina flour
⅓ cup hot water
½ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. tomato purée
1 sweet potato

Bring a pot of water to boil; peel and dice sweet potato and add to water. Once soft, drain, mash & set aside. In food processor, combine flours and salt. On slow speed, add the oil, tomato purée and slowly drizzle in hot water. Dough should come together into a ball. If not, add water 1 tsp. at a time. Remove dough and divide in half. Roll each piece as thinly as possible add about a teaspoon of mashed sweet potato filling. Seal and cut with Sara's Perogy maker.
TO COOK: Boil to al denté. Remove when they begin to float - about 3 or 4 minutes.

Serve with Sara's Fresh Tomato Sauce.


Sara's Fresh Tomato Sauce

2 tomatoes, skinned and seeded

1 clove garlic, puréed

pinch of salt

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water.

Score the bottom of the tomatoes and drop them into the boiling water for about 1 minute.

Remove and plunge them into the cold water.

Core the tomatoes and remove the skins; slice and remove the seeds.

Mash the tomatoes with a fork and add the puréed garlic, salt and olive oil; mix well.


Sara's Salute to Pittsburgh Dough

2 cups flour, plus extra for kneading and rolling dough

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1/2 cup sour cream, plus extra to serve with the perogy

1/4 cup butter, softened and cut into small pieces

butter and onions to sauté

ingredients for filling of your choice

To prepare the dough, mix flour and salt. Beat egg, then add all at once to flour mixture. Add 1/2 cup sour cream and softened butter pieces. Work until dough loses most of its stickiness (about 5-7 minutes). You can use a food processor with a dough hook for this, but be careful not to overbeat.

Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or overnight; the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Prepare the Perogies using Sara's perogy or pastry maker. Boil a few at a time. They're done when they float to the top (about 8-10 minutes). Rinse in cool water and let dry.

Saute chopped onions in butter in a large pan until onions are soft. Then add pierogies and pan fry until lightly crispy. Serve with a side of sour cream for a true Pittsburgh pierogi meal.







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