Sautéed Chanterelles with Pears

Sautéed Chanterelles with Pears

Sautéed Chanterelles with Pears

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  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and thickly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 12 to 16 chanterelles, cleaned, trimmed and cut in half or quarters lengthwise
  • 1 semi-ripe pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh thyme, sage and rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup hard pear or apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sherry wine vinegar
  • Dried cranberries and chopped herbs, for garnish


Heat a heavy sauté pan over medium heat. Add the butter and shallot slices. Sauté the shallots for about 1 minute and add the chanterelles. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms and shallots are starting to become tender and lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.

Add the pears, herbs, salt and a generous amount of ground pepper. Sauté this mixture for 2 minutes.

Add the pear cider and cook until most of the liquid has reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup and sherry vinegar and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve garnished with dried cranberries and additional chopped herbs.