Jul 03 2009
This is a question I often see on various foodie message boards around the internet. For the most part the answer is yes, it is perfectly fine to freeze quiche whether it’s baked or unbaked. However, I do have a few suggestions for those of you that elect to freeze them. First, please don’t freeze the crust if you can get away with it. I’ve found it’s best to freeze the unbaked quiche rather than the baked, because then the crust doesn’t get all soggy and the texture doesn’t get ruined. At least that’s in my experience you may be better at avoiding this than I. Regardless it’s safe to freeze quiche prepared/unprepared or baked/unbaked.
Packaging for Freezing
For packaging, I simply put the unbaked quiche guts into a Ziploc freezer bag and thaw it when I want to use it later. If you’ve assembled the quiche already, keep it in the tin and wrap it with aluminum foil before placing it in a freezer bag. This is regardless of whether whole quiche is baked or not. The foil helps keep the quiches from sticking together if they’re stored in the same bag. Also don’t thaw an assembled quiche, place it directly into the oven and bake for an extra ten or fifteen minutes of normal cook times.
How Long Can I Freeze Quiches?
The general rule of thumb around the internet is about one month. In my experience this rings true. If it was baked before being frozen, I think it can last a little bit longer but they’re eaten well before that point at our house so I have no idea.