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. We’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):
Once your quiche has completely cooled down, wrap it completely in a single layer of cling film following by a layer of foil. This will prevent any freezer burn.
- Bag Up
Place the wrapped quiche into an air-tight bag. Seal the bag, trying to remove as much air as you go.
Place it in the freezer, and you’re good to go.
If you’re looking to freeze an uncooked quiche, then we’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!
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 we’ve explained below. We’re going to assume you’ve sliced your quiche into suitable wedges now:
Wrap each piece of quiche in a layer of clingfilm followed by a layer of foil to keep it protected.
- 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.
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.
3 Tips for Freezing Quiche
Now you know how to freeze quiche, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing it to have the best results:
- Cook Beforehand – Uncooked quiche does not freeze well. Not only does it not freeze well, but it’s also challenging to freeze without spilling it. Instead, cook it beforehand, then freeze.
- Consider Future Use – You need to think about how you’re going to consume quiche in future. If you’ll only ever need a slice or two at a time, then freeze it in slices.
- Seal Thoroughly – The main issue you’ll have with freezing quiche is with the pastry case. If you don’t ensure it is sealed airtight, then the pastry can dry out.
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.
You Can Freeze Quiche for up to 2 Months
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 Refreeze Quiche?
Refreezing quiche is not something we 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.
If you’ve still got questions about freezing quiche or quiche in general, then these may help:
Can You Freeze Quiche Muffins?
You can freeze quiche muffins quite easily. Make them as you normally would, cook them and then allow them to cool to room temperature. Place the muffins on a lined baking tray and place in the freezer for several hours to completely freeze.
Once frozen, you can remove it from the tray and place in a bag, and then return it to the freezer.
Should You Freeze Quiche Cooked or Uncooked?
We would recommend freezing the quiche cooked. This will help it to retain its texture and will also make it far easier to handle. It also means reheating it will be a case of ensuring it is warmed through.
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