How to Rewarm a Quiche

By Angela LaFollette

Although today quiche is considered a traditional French dish, its origins actually stem back to medieval Germany. Quiche, is a hearty dish consisting of: pastry crust, with an egg, milk and/or cream filling, topped with vegetables, meat, cheese or seafood. Quiche is shaped like a dessert pie, but can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It also freezes well, so it can be made ahead of time for later use. A quiche needs to be reheated properly to prevent food-borne illnesses and to maintain its flavor and texture.

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Microwave

Step 1

Remove from freezer and place the quiche in the refrigerator to thaw completely. Allow it to thaw out overnight for best results.

Step 2

Place the quiche into a microwave-safe container. Remove any foil or plastic wrap from the quiche.

Step 3

Reduce the microwave power setting to 70 percent or to a medium-high setting.

Step 4

Heat the quiche in the microwave for two-and-a-half to five minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Check the temperature while you heat the quiche to avoid overheating it.

Oven

Step 1

Thaw the quiche overnight in the refrigerator. Place it out at room temperature for one hour.

Step 2

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the plastic wrapping from the quiche, but you can leave the aluminum foil on if you desire.

Step 3

Place the quiche onto a metal baking sheet. If you leave it in the aluminum foil, you can place it directly onto the baking rack.

Step 4

Bake the quiche for 10 to 15 minutes. Test the temperature with a thermometer. The internal temperature must reach 165 degrees before you can safely consume it. Continue heating the quiche until it reaches this desired temperature.