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Canned Chanterelles

Canned Chanterelles in a canned jar next to chanterelles mushrooms.
Every single year the mushroom picking people forget to take me to their mushroom picking spots. This year was no exception. This year though, the mushroom picking people at least sold the mushrooms to me. Oh Happy Day! I got a hold of 15 lbs of beautiful, golden Chanterelles! Obviously I could not eat them all before they started going bad, so the first thing I thought of doing was – canning. Of course…like any well brought up person from former Soviet Union. Yeah, not very original, I know. But canning (do not confuse with pickling) these mushrooms will allow me to make Alfredo Mushrooms, or Pickled mushrooms anytime I want and I like to have versatility.

A close up picture of chanterelles mushrooms.

This recipe is pretty straight forward except for the fact that I personally used a pressure cooker to can them. Botulism for some reason is not my thing, so I try to avoid it.
Because the mushrooms themselves have a very low pH, they either need an external acid added (like vinegar) or they need to be canned in a pressure cooker, where the high heat/pressure kills everything that can possibly make the mushrooms go bad during their stay in a closed jar. Even though pressure cooker completely takes away any reason to put vinegar, I still went ahead and added 1 tsp of vinegar to each of my 750 ml jars. That amount of vinegar will not be detectable once the jars are open, so better safe than sorry.

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Canned Chanterelles

5 from 2 votes

One of the best ways to can Chanterelles mushrooms, this Canned Chanterelles recipe is an easy canning recipe!

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned chanterelles, chanterelles mushrooms
Calories: 845 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • 4 lbs Chanterelles
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 large onion peeled & cut into quarters
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • Vinegar
  • Special Equipment
  • 3-4 1 qt Mason Jars
  • 3-4 Mason Lids
  • Pressure Cooker


  1. Wash 4 lbs mushrooms under running water and clean them from any kind of debris. Bring 2 large pots of water to a boil while cutting mushrooms.

  2. Cut large mushrooms into 1-2 inch chunks (the mushrooms will shrink once cooked) and place into a large pot.
  3. Cover with water and allow to come to a boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove the mushrooms with a sieve into a different container. Discard the water. Rinse the pot.
  5. Place the mushrooms back into the pot and add enough liquid to barely cover the mushrooms.
  6. Add 1 Tbsp sugar and 1½ tbsp salt. Stir until dissolved.

  7. Distribute the mushrooms into the jars leaving about 2 inches of space.
  8. Add 4-5 garlic cloves, a couple of baby carrots, about 1/4 of onion and 3-4 peppercorns to each jar and 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each jar.

  9. Close with a lid (do not tighten).
  10. Place into a pressure cooker.
  11. Fill with water to cover the jars by about 2 inches.
  12. Cook for 40 minutes from the time the pressure reaches 10 lbs of pressure on the gauge.
  13. Take the pressure cooker off the heat and open the lid according to the package instructions that went with your pressure cooker. Do NOT just open it.
  14. Once the jars are out of the water, tighten the lid and allow to cool.
  15. Mushrooms are ready to be moved to storage area.
Nutrition Facts
Canned Chanterelles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 845 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 10735mg467%
Potassium 9693mg277%
Carbohydrates 162g54%
Fiber 75g313%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 17651IU353%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 360mg36%
Iron 65mg361%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Margarete Ebel

    The jar on top of this post doesn’t show any carrots or peppercorns in it, only chanterelles. And what is the purpose of adding sugar?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  • Shelia

    I just want to can the chanterelle mushrooms not with carrots etc

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  • Beata

    Can I use different mushrooms, like Shiitake for example, for this recipe?

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  • MCG

    how did they keep? as this chanterelle year is starting, im trying to find a solid canning recipe to preserve these little golden gems!

    Thanks so much!

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    • They kept well, still have a couple jars left and I am alive 🙂

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  • Cristina Varvaroi

    I am going to try this….Hope mine turn as good as yours….or at least eatable

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    • Oh it will! I am sure 😀 good luck!

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  • Believe it or not, I have never had solyanka)) What is it? I am assuming it’s some type of soup?

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  • Julia |

    I love freshly picked mushrooms! My friends went mushroom picking this year too, and picked up whole bunch of porcinis (king boletes). We made solyanka and many other dishes. Mushrooms are so flavorful when they are fresh!

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