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Easy Chanterelle Recipe: The Finnish Chanterelle Pie

It’s soon autumn here in Finland and that means the chanterelle season is on!

Chanterelles are typical, and gourmet standard, Finnish autumn food. A fun fact: I know so many Finns who hate mushrooms but love chanterelles. That is perfectly normal in Finland.

So what are the most common chanterelle dishes in Finland?
1. Creamy chanterelle sauce (with meat)
2. Savory chanterelle pie
3. Chanterelle soup

This elegantly easy chanterelle pie is so fast to make!

Finnish Chanterelle Pie Recipe


  • Readymade pie dough (I used a frozen round rye-oats dough)
  • 1 small cup/100-150 g of minced reindeer (or ham/chicken)
  • 1 cup/2 dl chanterelle
  • 1 small slice of leek or 1 spring onion
  • 1 cup/2 dl cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small cup of grated cheese

Line a pie plate with the dough. Bake on its own 10 minutes in the oven at 375F/200C.
Mix all ingredients together except the cheese and pour on top of the pre-baked crust. Add the cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a salad!

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Kathleen Arvila-Scott

Thursday 17th of August 2023

Would love to try this! Is there a substitution for the chanterelle? We're rather limited here in Montana for the choice of mushrooms in the store. Mostly have just the "button mushrooms" available and maybe two others. Thank you!


Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Hei Varpu! First of all, thank you for all the useful information, I love your blog! Now, sorry for a strange question, but why they don't sell frozen mushrooms in supermarkets here in Finland? Because this is how one would normally buy them, for ex., in Italy and Russia. I've only seen fresh champignons (Herkkusieni) in Finnish shops. So, do they sell them in markets? It's autumn, the season is now, isn't it. Thanks!

Varpu Pöyry

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Hei Ksenia! This is a great question. Yes, you are right. It's rare to find frozen mushrooms. In Finland, mushrooms are typically dried (if dried, you usually find them in small farm shops and market places) or in a can (those you would find in a supermarket!).


Sunday 4th of August 2019

Millaista juustoa?

Varpu Pöyry

Sunday 4th of August 2019

Hei Mike! Tykkään voimakkaasta juustosta. Suomessa esimerkiksi Emmental-juusto sopii tähän piirakkaan tosi hyvin. :)

Rita Machado

Friday 7th of December 2018

You're welcome, and thank you so much for replying. It must be a mixed pepper blend then,I thought it would be several spices all mixed.I will cook it in the end of January (must let the Christmas food overdose fade way) and I'll make you know how it turned, delicious I think!

Varpu Pöyry

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Sounds awesome! Happy holidays Rita!!

Rita Machado

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Hi, first time commenting here. I can assume that the minced meat must be pre-cooked, right? Can you tell me what goes in that all-spice blend? We have all spice blends where I live too but I'm not sure if the spices are the same. I'm portuguese and I've just recently found your blog.I like to read about about other european cultures and ways of life, specially from a local's view and I find that there's more that should unite us than otherwise.

Varpu Pöyry

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Hi Rita! So great to get your comment! Yes, minced meat is cooked, you are absolutely right. Allspice is pimenta, a type of pepper? It is brown/black? I hope you find it! I'm so happy you found my blog <3

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