Not everyone loves the unusual sweet-tart taste of viburnum. In the filling for the pie, this berry is most often used not independently, but with other fruits, for example, with apples, pears. The result is an original dessert. In addition, viburnum – a real treasure of nutrients and vitamins.

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How to prepare viburnum for the filling

Kalina is distinguished by the presence of a rather large bone. Separate it from the pulp does not make sense, because the berries are very small and soft. Unlike cherries, cherries, viburnum bones are not so large and hard, so there is no particular problem to leave berries for the bone filling..

To make it easier to separate the berries from the branches and not to damage them, it is better to freeze the viburnum first and remove the hard cold berries from the branches..

If you still want to get rid of the bones, you can boil jam from fresh viburnum with sugar and rub it through a sieve, thus removing the bones.

To make the berries less bitter, they are steamed before adding to the cake. To do this, viburnum washed, folded in a container suitable for cooking in the oven, pour water. Processed in the oven for 40 minutes (if you plan to use whole berries) at 100-120 degrees. Then the water is poured. The berries are put in a colander to drain the remaining water..

If jam or jam is prepared, then it will take several hours to cook. At the same time sugar is added to the berries. Cook jam can be on the stove or in the oven.

Stuffing for pie with viburnum from frozen berries

The collected berries can be frozen, then delicious dishes with viburnum will be available for cooking all year round. Before freezing, they are washed, so as not to repeat this process. Then before cooking viburnum spread in a container of water. When it defrosts, it is steamed. After these actions viburnum is ready for making the filling.

Products for apple-cherry filling with viburnum:

  • 1.5 Art. cherries (bones from it must be removed);
  • 3 branches of viburnum with berries;
  • 1 tbsp. Sahara;
  • 3 apples (better to take strong, fragrant, slightly sour varieties).

Now we will analyze how to prepare the filling of frozen viburnum for the cake. So, apples and cherries are washed. Peeled fruits are cut into cubes. Mix them with thawed steamed viburnum and cherry. Put in a dish suitable for the oven, add sugar and stir. Close the lid and stew 5 minutes in the microwave.

The dough can be any – puff, yeast, sand. In the company of Kalina for the filling, you can take pears, strawberries, cherries, currants, even oranges. Also in the Kazakh and Tatar kitchens are often used as a filler for rich products with viburnum dried fruits and nuts. Top dessert can be powdered with cinnamon powder.

If the condition about the ingredient temperature is not specified in the recipe, then all products by default should be about the same (room) temperature before mixing..

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Yeast dough pie with viburnum recipe
Secrets приготовления пирогов с начинкой из спелой калины
Ingredients amount
wheat flour 3.5 glasses
dry yeast and plums. oils 1 tbsp. l.
var. oils 3 tbsp. l.
eggs 1 PC. + 2 yolks
Sahara 1.2 cups
viburnum berries 3 glasses
pears 1 PC.
salt ½ tsp.
Time for preparing: 300 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 260 Kcal

The dough will take time to prepare. The finished cake is rich and lush..

The presence of a bread machine can significantly simplify the process of creating dough. The ingredients necessary for it (flour, salt, yeast, egg, a spoon of sugar, vegetable oil) are mixed and put into the capacity of the unit, then the “Dough” mode is turned on. Hearing the signal of readiness, the mass is taken out, kneaded again. After that, it is ready for use..

In the absence of this convenient kitchen assistant, the process is as follows:

  1. Flour mixed with yeast. Separately mix the remaining products for the test;
  2. Mix the flour to the liquid mass, knead elastic lump;
  3. Put the dough in a dish, cover with a lid or film, cover with a towel and set aside for 2 hours in a place closed to light (not cold).

At this time, the peel is separated from the washed pear, the middle is removed, cut into small cubes. Kalina prepared accordingly, mixed with pear.


The dishes where the cake will be prepared are smeared with butter. The dough is divided in half, both parts are rolled separately..

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One of them is put on the bottom of the dish, spread the stuffing. Sprinkle berries with pear sugar, sprinkle with butter (pre-melted). Top cover products with a second layer. Pinch edges.

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Leave the cake to stand for half an hour to make the dough still infused. Beat yolks, smear the surface of the cake, pierce in several places with a fork so that it does not bulge. The cake is baked at 180-120 C for 40-50 minutes. It is necessary to periodically check its status. Signs of readiness: ruddy crust, dry match or toothpicks, dipped in the dough. Allow to cool before serving..

Pie with viburnum in Tatar

In Tatar cuisine, a pie stuffed with viburnum is prepared on malt flour. Its name in the Tatar language: “Balan Belshe”.

The composition of the test:

  • ½ tbsp. Sahara;
  • 2 tbsp. l var. oils (preferably olive);
  • 1 kg of malt flour;
  • 100 g of mayonnaise (you can cook homemade);
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 tbsp. l dry yeast.


  • 1 tbsp. Sahara;
  • 600 grams of viburnum (suitable both fresh and frozen);
  • 2 tbsp. l semolina.

The manufacturing process will last up to 4 hours.

Caloric content in 100 g: 290 kcal.

A small part of the milk is heated (but not boiling), and the yeast is diluted in it. The rest of the milk is mixed with salt, sugar, eggs, mayonnaise. Add milk with yeast, mix, put the butter. Stir, fall asleep flour (you need to sift it). Knead the mass to obtain a strong lasting dough. Then put it in a container, cover with a towel and set aside for 2 hours.

Kalina prepared by all the rules is mixed with semolina, sugar. The dough is cut into two pieces (one should get a little more). Most of the roll and put on a greased baking sheet. Spread on top filler. Roll out the rest of the dough and cover it with a cake. Edge pinch. After half an hour, the dough will finally rise. It is smeared with yolk, pierced with a fork and baked product 40-50 minutes (180 C).

Sandwich pie with viburnum

Sandy cake with juicy viburnum filling turns out thin, crumbly and very tasty..

Products for the test:

  • 250 g margarine;
  • ½ l 1% kefir;
  • ½ tbsp. powdered sugar;
  • 3 tbsp. wheat flour (sifted immediately before making the dessert);
  • 1 tsp soda;
  • ½ tsp salts;
  • starch.

For filler:

  • 1 kg of viburnum;
  • 1 tbsp. Sahara.

The product will have to work 3-4 hours.

Caloric content for 100 g: 350 kcal.

Flour poured into a bowl, add pieces of margarine (it should be cold at the same time). Flour with margarine fray in crumb. Pour salt, sugar, mix. Soda pour into kefir, gradually pour it into the dough..

Knead quickly mass, it is divided in two. The form where the product will be prepared is lubricated. Spread on her roll out one of the parts of the test. Sprinkle layer with starch. Spread the prepared berries on the dough and sprinkle them with sugar..

Cover with a second layer and pinch at the edges. You can cut a piece of dough in advance and cut out cake decorations, but this is not necessary.

The top of the product is smeared with an egg. Baked cake with viburnum sand dough for 30 minutes at 190 degrees. Dessert should be cool before eating.

When cooking any pie from viburnum, you should consider your attitude to this berry. If the taste of viburnum does not seem very attractive, then it is better to mix it with other fruits or berries. But to try this unusual cake is definitely worth it. It is quite possible that the sweet filling with the tart note of viburnum will appeal to everyone, even if the berry itself did not like it before.