If you’re a fan of quiche, you’ll know that it doesn’t last very long–even when kept in the fridge. Quiche is typically made with high-protein ingredients, such as cheese, eggs, and bacon. These protein ingredients spoil quite quickly on their own, which is why you can’t expect quiche to last more than 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Even the classic quiche lorraine, which contains eggs, cream, and lardons/bacon, does not last more than a few days before it starts tasting funny. So, can you freeze quiche lorraine to extend its lifespan?
Absolutely! You can freeze quiche lorraine and keep it safe to eat for up to 3 to 4 months.
With a couple of frozen quiches in your freezer, you’ll have a ready-made dinner for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking. And contrary to popular belief, quiches can freeze quite well!
Let’s dig deeper.
Can You Freeze Quiche Lorraine?
Eggs have a bad rap for turning rubbery after being frozen and thawed out. As a result, some people think that quiche lorraine won’t freeze well since it’s made primarily out of eggs.
But keep in mind that eggs within a recipe won’t turn rubbery like eggs that are cooked on their own. So, foods like quiche lorraine tend to hold up well in the freezer.
You can freeze quiche lorraine for up 3 to 4 months. Although your quiche might last longer than that, we advise against eating any quiche that has been in the freezer for more than 4 months.
To keep your quiche as fresh as possible within those 3 to 4 months, you have to freeze it properly. Keep on reading to find out how to do it.
How To Freeze Quiche Lorraine?
You can freeze your quiche lorraine either cooked or uncooked, whichever you prefer. There are, however, some pros and cons to keep in mind.
For one, a cooked quiche lorraine will last longer than an uncooked quiche. This is because the cooking process destroys most of the bacteria in food, which is why cooked items usually last longer in cold storage.
On the flip side, the crust of a cooked quiche will not be as flaky or crispy after it is frozen. So, if you freeze your quiche uncooked, you’ll still have a crispy crust when you eventually cook it after freezing.
With all of these in mind, we recommend freezing cooked quiche if you plan to store it for a long time. On the other hand, freezing uncooked quiche is a great idea if you’re going to use it within a month or two (and if prefer your crust flaky!)
Here’s how to do both:
Freezing Cooked Quiche
- Let your quiche cool completely. For best results, freeze freshly-baked quiche.
- Put the quiche on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze it until the filling becomes solid.
- Once your quiche is completely frozen, wrap it in wax paper and aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Then, put it in a freezer bag.
- Label the bag with today’s date and put it in the freezer. Store for up to 3 to 4 months.
Freezing Uncooked Quiche
- Put your uncooked quiche in the freezer for a few hours. Keep it in the pie dish so that it will be easier to cook in the future.
- Wait for the filling to turn solid. This might take a few hours.
- Once your quiche lorraine is frozen completely, wrap it in cling wrap.
- Put the wrapped quiche in a freezer bag. Then, remove as much air from the bag as possible or use a vacuum sealer, if you have one.
- Label with the date and stick it in the freezer. Store for up to 1 to 3 months.
- Tip: You can also freeze uncooked quiche lorraine with the fillings and crust separate. Simply freeze the crust in a pie dish and the fillings in a separate container. Keep both in an airtight freezer bag.
Follow these steps to make your quiche lorraine last up to 4 months instead of 4 days. But for optimum quality, we recommend eating your quiche within a month or two.
When you’re ready to enjoy your delicious meal, here’s what to do next:
How To Thaw Frozen Quiche Lorraine?
Quiche can take quite a long time to defrost completely due to its heavy ingredients. So, allow your quiche lorraine to defrost overnight or for a whole day.
If your quiche lorraine is already cooked, you can reheat it in the oven or the microwave, whichever you prefer. However, we do recommend using the oven so that your quiche reheats evenly.
If your quiche is uncooked, you can put it in the oven directly from the freezer. Just add 15 minutes to the cooking time, and you’ll have freshly baked quiche in 25 to 30 minutes!
Can you freeze quiche lorraine and keep a stock of this tasty dish in your freezer? Yes! And when you do it right, frozen quiche lorraine will taste as good as a freshly-baked one!
For the best results, we recommend freezing your quiche uncooked. Unless you are planning to store your quiche for more than 3 months, uncooked quiche lorraine will be as good as a freshly-baked one when you eventually take it out of the freezer to bake it.
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