Chanterelle Apricot Tart

This easy savory tart uses apricot and thyme to transform your chanterelles into a five-star meal to share with friends.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
30 minutes
Active Time
40 minutes
Total Time
70 minutes
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
brunch, tart
American, Wild


Chanterelle Apricot Tart Recipe
- 8" pie or tart pan
- rice, beans, or pie weights
- Cast iron or nonstick pan
- Parchment paper
- Rice, beans, or pie weights
- Tart or pie dough (or a pre-made crust)
- 12 oz fresh chanterelles, cleaned
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
- 4-6 oz apricot preserves, jam, or sliced fruit
- 4-6 oz cream cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves


Step 1 - Roll out dough

1. (If you're using a pre-made crust, skip to Step 2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough and transfer it to tart pan.

Roll out dough
Roll out dough
Step 2 - Prick dough and blind bake

2. Trim excess dough and prick dough all over with a fork. Add parchment paper and pie weights to the pan, and blind bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Prick dough and blind bake
Prick dough and blind bake
Step 3 - Sautee and season chanterelles

3. While your crust is baking, preheat a pan set over medium heat. Slice your chanterelles in half vertically. Add them to the pan and allow them to cook undisturbed for 5min. Stir once, then cook undisturbed for an additional 5min. Add butter or oil and toss to coat, cooking and stirring for an additional 2min. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and cool.

Sautee and season chanterelles
Sautee and season chanterelles
Step 4 - Layer apricot jam in crust

4. In your cooled tart crust, spread a thin layer of apricot jam all over.

Layer apricot jam in crust
Layer apricot jam in crust
Step 5 - Layer cream cheese and thyme

5. Next, spread a layer of cream cheese, and top with fresh thyme leaves. Arrange the chanterelles, sliced side down, in a pattern on top.

Layer cream cheese and thyme
Layer cream cheese and thyme
Step 6 - Arrange chanterelles and bake

6. Bake tart at 375 degrees for 15-20min, or until crust is cooked through and golden brown. Cool completely and sprinkle with fresh thyme before slicing and serving.

Arrange chanterelles and bake
Arrange chanterelles and bake

What do Chanterelles Taste Like?

Chanterelles have a mild mushroom flavor, with a scent that leans fruity – they often have a distinct apricot aroma! While they’re certainly savory and meaty, they have a much brighter flavor than many other mushrooms, even when cooked. In this recipe, we pair them with apricot jam to bring out their sweetness, thyme to add some herbiness, and cream cheese to bring fat and tang to the party.

When Are Chanterelles in Season?

Like any mushroom, chanterelles’ seasonality and availability varies based on region and weather. Generally speaking, you’ll find them fresh from late Spring to early Fall, with peak harvest around July.

Where Can I Buy Chanterelles?

Right Here! Foraged Market lets you buy directly from foragers, farmers, and craft food makers. Shop Chanterelles Here!

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