Can you bake a quiche in a cake pan

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you bake a quiche in a cake pan?” We will also discuss what are the basic steps to baking a quiche in a cake pan, and how to store it

and the best way to serve the quiche you baked in a cake pan.

If you are excited to learn more about this method, we will not let you wait any longer and this article is written just for you. 

Can you bake a quiche in a cake pan?

Yes, you can bake a quiche in a cake pan, this technique will allow you to use all your leftovers to make a tall quiche with a deep and rich layer of filling and custard due to the straight sides of such a pan. 

However, you should note that a cake pan cannot be moulded as is the case while using a pie shell in baking the quiche.

What are the basic steps to baking a quiche in a cake pan?

Baking a quiche perfectly in a cake pan is super easy and can be done in a few easy steps. So if you are interested in learning how to properly bake a quiche in a cake pan to satisfy your cravings, read this section carefully to the end.

  • Preheat your oven up to 350-400 °F 
  • Follow the instructions to prepare your favourite quiche recipe  
  • Pour the quiche mould in a cake pan instead of a baking pie shell
  • Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes until the quiche centre becomes firm or set
  •  Observe the quiche throughout the baking process to ensure it is not browning too much or else you should reduce the baking time
  • remove the baked quiche from the oven and let it cool completely for 5-10 minutes to room temperature 
  • Keep the quiche in the freezer until the soft filling starts to become firm in touch 
  • Once your baked quiche has cooled down, slice as desired and serve 
  • Bon Appetit

How to store the quiche you baked in a cake pan?

The quiche you baked in a cake pan or leftovers can be stored after slicing either in an airtight container, by wrapping with an aluminium foil, or in a freezer-safe bag like a ziplock bag to preserve the freshness, crisp texture, and delicious taste of your baked quiche

The shelf life of the quiche baked in a cake pan and stored in any of the above-mentioned ways varies according to the site of storage as follows

  • In the fridge: 1-2 days 
  • In the freezer: up to 3 months (crust without filling)

However it is important to note that even if freezing a baked quiche is the safest method to store this food which is mainly made of eggs, it is highly recommended to be consumed within 1 month from the storage date to avoid sagging of the crust by the filling.

In both cases, you should reheat the baked quiche again in your oven before eating to taste all the flavours, this can be done by simply thawing it overnight in the fridge once it is frozen inside an aluminium foil or a plastic wrap.

How can you serve your stored baked quiche?

When it comes to serving frozen baked quiche, you should always reheat them properly in the oven for safe consumption due to their sensitive ingredients such as milk and eggs which make them highly vulnerable to curdling and bacterial contamination. 

However, the good news is that the frozen baked quiche can be easily reheated without the need to be thawed or defrosted.

This can be achieved by unwrapping your already baked quiche and then putting it in an oven-safe dish in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes to bake with aluminium foil or until golden brown and heated thoroughly.

On the other hand, if you are just heating your baked quiche leftover stored in the fridge, you can simply do that either in the microwave or the oven. Note that even heating the baked quiche leftovers in the microwave will take more time but the taste will be better so it is worth waiting!!

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you bake a quiche in a cake pan?” We have also discussed what are the basic steps to baking a quiche in a cake pan, how to store it, and the best way to serve the quiche you baked in a cake pan.

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

References

https://www.foodandwine.com/comfort-food/savory-pies/quiche/5-pans-you-can-use-make-quiche

https://sevensons.net/recipes/simple-foolproof-quiche-recipe

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.