Verenikas are a delightful fruit dessert that involves plenty of fresh fruit and other easy-to-find ingredients. These delicious treats beat out cookies anyday!

  • 3 cups pitted sour red cherries or blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Homemade noodles dough, one recipe
  • 1 cup sour cream

Save any juice that oozes from the cherries (if cherries are used). Combine the fruit and juice, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Mix cornstarch and water and add. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain, reserving the syrup. Make the noodle dough and roll it out but do not let it dry. Cut into 3 inch circles. Place a tablespoon of the fruit on each. Fold over into half-moons and press edges together with a little water.

Cook in rapidly boiling water for 10 minutes or until verenikas rise to the top. Drain. Serve with sour cream. Make about 24.