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Can You Freeze Quiche?

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Perhaps you’ve got carried away in the M&S food hall? Or have you gone overboard with the baking and made enough quiche to feed an army? The question you’re now left pondering is, what do you do with it all?

Can You Freeze Quiche?

Yes, you can freeze quiche for up to 2 months. You can freeze the quiche whole by wrapping, bagging and freezing, or you can freeze individual quiche slices.

Does Quiche Freeze Well? Sometimes

Can You Refreeze Quiche? No

How to Freeze Quiche

There are two options to take when freezing quiche based on how you will want your quiche in future. You can either freeze it whole or you can freeze it in portion-sized slices. I’ve covered both approaches below: 

How to Freeze Quiche Whole

If you’ve baked an entire quiche you want to freeze to use in a few months, this is completely doable. Just follow these simple instructions (and they really are simple):

Time needed: 10 minutes

This is my preferred method for freezing quiche

  1. Wrap

    Once your quiche has completely cooled down, wrap it entirely in a single layer of cling film followed by a layer of foil. This will prevent any freezer burn.

  2. Bag Up

    Place the wrapped quiche into an air-tight bag. Seal the bag, trying to remove as much air as you go. This adds further protection to your quiche.

  3. Freeze

    Write a clear label on the outside of the bag. Then place it in the freezer, and you’re good to go.

If you’re looking to freeze an uncooked quiche, then I’d advise against it.

You’re far better off baking the quiche, allowing it to cool, and then freezing as above. Trying to get an uncooked pastry case and a  filling to freeze well is a challenge – it’s also a spillage hazard!

Whole Quiche

How to Freeze Quiche Slices

Sometimes freezing a whole quiche doesn’t make sense. You’ll have to defrost the entire quiche when you only want a slice. But the good news for you is that it’s perfectly fine to freeze your quiche in ready to go portions.

If you’ve got leftover quiche, then you can repeat the process as above pretty much with a few alterations, which I’ve explained below. I’m going to assume you’ve sliced your quiche into suitable wedges now:

  1. Wrap
    Wrap each piece of quiche in a layer of clingfilm followed by a layer of foil to keep it protected.
  2. Bag Up
    Place each wrapped wedge into a freezer bag. Once you have all the pieces in the bag, you can seal the bag up. Try to remove as much of the air from the bag as possible.
  3. Freeze
    Place the bag in the freezer.

That’s all there is to it, and you can now grab a portion of quiche as and when you need it.

Sliced Quiche for the Freezer

Make Mini Quiches

Instead of making one large quiche, consider making mini quiches using a muffin tin. These freeze well and can be thawed and heated individually, making them perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

How to Freeze In Different Types of Quiche

Quiche encompasses a variety of different dishes. My method above works for most quiche types, but can they all be frozen successfully?

Quiche Lorraine

Yes, Quiche Lorraine can be frozen.

For optimal results, allow it to cool completely after baking, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Problems may arise if the quiche isn’t properly sealed before freezing, leading to freezer burn, or if it isn’t fully thawed before baking, resulting in uneven cooking.

Quiche Florentine

Quiche Florentine is freezer-friendly. After baking and cooling, wrap it thoroughly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.

The main issue you may encounter is moisture loss leading to a dry texture or, conversely, excess moisture from the spinach causing sogginess upon reheating.

Quiche Provencale

Like other quiches, it can be frozen when wrapped well then popped into a bag. However, potential issues include the vegetables releasing water upon defrosting, leading to a soggy quiche, or the risk of freezer burn if not properly sealed.

Quiche Alsacienne

Quiche Alsacienne is just a Lorraine with caramelised onions.

Although it can be frozen like other quiches, it’s worth noting that the caramelised onions might release moisture during defrosting, potentially making the quiche soggy, and improper sealing can lead to freezer burn.

How Long Can You Freeze Quiche?

Your quiche can lose some of its crispy texture if it’s left in the freezer for too long. That is why it’s recommended that you only leave it in the freezer for up to 2 months.

As always, when you freeze the quiche, make sure you use a marker pen to label the bag. This is so you know the date you froze the quiche and/or the date it needs to be consumed by.

How Long Does Quiche Last in the Fridge?

Once baked, a cooked quiche will keep in the fridge for around 4 days. It should be kept in an airtight container or wrapped in a sheet of cling film.

How Do You Defrost Quiche?

Defrosting quiche couldn’t be simpler, but you do need to plan.

Take your quiche out of the freezer, place it on a plate in the fridge and leave it to thaw slowly overnight. Once thawed, place the quiche on a baking tray and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

You can then eat it hot or allow it to come down to room temperature if that’s how you prefer to enjoy your quiche.

Can You Eat Defrosted Quiche Cold?

As long as it has defrosted through to the centre, then you can eat defrosted quiche hot or cold. I’d recommend eating it at room temperature versus eating it straight from the fridge.

Can You Refreeze Quiche?

Refreezing quiche is not something I would advise. This can cause your pastry to become completely soft and soggy when eating it in the future. You may also find the filling becomes grainy. 

If you don’t think you’ll eat a whole quiche, you will be better off freezing quiche in portion-sized slices. 

Does Quiche Freeze Well?

As long as you don’t leave your quiche in the freezer for too long, you’d actually be hard-pushed to determine the difference between a fresh and frozen quiche.

If the quiche is not sealed correctly, there is a chance that the pastry will lose some of its texture which is the initial telling sign that the quiche was frozen.


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