Wednesday, February 22

Quiche - tips for freezing

My kitchen smells divine at the moment as I'm making two quiches.  One is for dinner tonight, the other will be frozen for my friend who had a baby on Monday (congratulations, Emma and Richard!).

Do you freeze quiche?  They freeze beautifully and are handy to have in the freezer for lunch, dinner or the lunchbox.

Here are some tips if you need guidance:


  • You must cook the quiche completely, cool it down, then freeze it.  Don't try to freeze an uncooked quiche.  Wrap well in cling wrap or place in a large ziplock bag then freeze.
  • You can freeze them in the quiche/tart tin if you prefer but I normally don't bother.
  • Make sure you place them in safe part of the freezer so they don't get squashed or damaged.
  • When you reheat it, you may need to cover the top with aluminium foil otherwise it may go too brown.
  • Quiche can be reheated from frozen, allow extra cooking time and cover the top with aluminium foil.  Or you can defrost them in the fridge then reheat when required.
  • You can freeze individual slices of quiche.  This will work if your quiche recipe has a firm filling.  Some quiches have a very soggy filling, almost like scrambled eggs, so the slices would be a big mess and not freeze well.
  • Almost any quiche filling is suitable to freeze, though if there are alot of vegetables in the filling then they may get watery when it defrosts.  My quiches normally contain fillings such as ham/sausage, smoked salmon, cooked onion/leek, semi-dried tomatoes, diced roasted capsicum (bell pepper), peas or corn, chopped herbs, or grated cheese.
  • Don't forget that mini quiches are great to freeze for cocktail parties or for lunchboxes.


image source: taste.com.au





13 comments:

  1. Wonderful tips! Thank you!!! :)

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  2. My wife and I were just having this debate. As usual she was right. Good tips. Thank you.

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  3. Thankyou. My 11 year old so has made a quiche at school and ws delicious. He wants to make one for supper on Christmas Eve. I now know we can make in advance. Thankyou

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    1. Great to hear your son is learning to cook quiche at school!

      Susan x

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  4. Your mini quiches in the last photo look adorable!!
    Thanks for the tips. I want to freeze some quiches before holiday mode sets in next month!!

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    1. Thanks, Sheridan. I'm glad the tips are helpful.

      I can't claim to have made the quiches in the photo. I didn't have a photo of my own quiche so found a good image and sourced where it came from (taste.com.au).

      Enjoy the holiday season!
      Susan x

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  5. How long will a baked quiche keep in tbe freezer?

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    1. Quiches are best eaten within approx 3-4 months of freezing. If they have been frozen for longer than this time they will be safe to eat however some of the qualities will deteriorate slightly (eg, colour, texture, nutrition etc).

      Susan x

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  6. Can you freeze quiche and then defrost and eat it without heating it up?
    I'm thinking specifically for freezing mini quiches and then taking them out of the freezer in the morning, taking to work and eating later in the day

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    1. Yes, that should be fine. I recommend you keep the quiche in your fridge at work so that it doesn't sit around at room temperature for a long time, or pack it with an icepack to keep it cold. If you want to eat it at room temperature take it out of the fridge/chill bag about 30 mins before you want to eat it, or you can warm it in the microwave but the pastry will go soft so only warm it slightly.

      Hope that helps. Susan x

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