Prune Buns


Prune Buns

  • Servings: “many”
  • Difficulty: intermediate
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These buns were something my Babas and mom always made as part of Ukrainian holiday celebrations. My mom still makes them and shared the recipe with me!


  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour + ~4-5 cups all purpose flour divided (6-7 cups total)
  • 1 package quick rising yeast
  • 1 bag of pitted prunes


  1. Mix water, eggs, sugar, salt and oil in one bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix 2 cups of flour and yeast.
  3. Then pour liquid mixture into the flour/yeast mixture.
  4. Gradually add the additional 4-5 cups flour until dough stiffens (you can use a mixer which is easiest).
  5. Brush the top of the dough with a little bit of oil.
  6. Let the dough rise in the bowl until double (~2hrs). Punch it down.
  7. Roll out the dough into a circle and cut into triangles (see picture below).
  8. Place a prune in the middle and roll up into buns.
  9. Place buns on a greased cookie sheet, put in a warm place and let them rise again (~30min).
  10. Bake in oven till golden for ~15min at 350 F. Enjoy!


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