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Find the perfect quiche pan for the foodie in your life
Love quiche? Try my Broccoli and Red Pepper Quiche in a Whole Wheat Crust
Here at Chez Grace, we love quiche almost as much as we love tossed green salads, and we pair them together quite often.
This Broccoli and Red Pepper Quiche in Whole Wheat Crust is our favorite. I always make a ten-incher so we can have it for brunch Sunday morning, then take it cold in our lunches all week long.
Even the two-year-old grandbaby loves this recipe. It's one way she gets her vegetables!
Or pick one for yourself and serve a savory quiche at your next brunch
A holiday or weekend brunch is easy when you serve up a quiche or two in a pretty quiche pan.
Add a colorful bowl filled with everyone's favorite berries and fruits and you've a meal that leaves plenty of time for visiting and enjoying each others company.
What does a perfect quiche pan look like? First, it has to be deep to feed your hungry crowd.
Second, it has to be pretty, so when you bring it from the oven to the table, eyes pop and salivary glands nearly burst.
Under all that, it must hold and spread heat evenly, so your quiche turns out perfect every time. Every one of the pans in this collection will do the trick.
On this page you will find my all-time favorite quiche dish, the cobalt blue, fluted quiche pan. I've also included a flock of others. You're sure to find one to suit just about every occasion, kitchen décor and taste.
That quiche in the photograph? That's my Broccoli and Red Pepper Quiche in a tender, flaky 100 percent whole wheat pie crust.
Made in France from locally sourced Burgandy clay they've used for centuries, this elegant yet dishwasher-safe stoneware is even-heating and has a high-fired, scratch and chip-resistant glaze.
My all-time favorite quiche baking and serving dish
There is something about cobalt blue that is so rich and elegant on a formal table with silk damask. Yet it can be utterly charming on a rustic country table or even a checkered picnic cloth.
I especially love my cobalt blue porcelain quiche pan, which is very like this 11.7" pan. You can feed a larger crowd with a quiche made in this dish.
Plus, you can make ahead: Emile Henry says you can take it directly from freezer to oven to table. What's not to love about that?
Another handsome quiche pan from Le Creuset, this pretty fluted dish goes from oven to table to freezer without a whiimper.
What is your favorite color for serving homemade quiche?
After cobalt blue, I love red. (Hint, hint, Santa.)
If I were to start a collection of quiche pans, I'd pick red, because they would look so pretty on my creamy-yellow kitchen walls.
Here, a collection of vibrant red plates in various sizes and depths.
A red porcelain pie plate doubles as a quiche pan
Bake, table and freeze your quiche in this gorgeous red and white Valentine of a pie dish.
Emile Henry says, "The glaze is so smooth that greasing is not necessary and clean-up is made especially easy."
Is your mom a gardener? This pretty dish with its flowers and butterflies may tickle her fancy just righ.
Polish pottery quiche dishes come in dozens of rich, gorgeous patterns
Bake your quiches in a beautiful Polish pottery quiche pan, also known as Boleslawiec pottery, and you'll be baking with history.
These lovely collector's items always bear the stamp, "Hand made in Poland." If that's not stamped on the bottom, you know it's not authentic.
Boleslawiec, pottery gets its name from Boleswawiec, Poland, where its rich, high-firing clays are found.
Potters have been making pottery there for at least a thousand years. The earliest written record of a potter in the region dates to 1380. The beautiful, intricate colors and patterns we see on Polish pottery today originated in the late 1800s. (Source: Wikipedia)
Start a conversation and enjoy a slice of history with your quiche!
Fanciful sprigs on a creamy white ground
One of the Polish pottery quiche dishes I most covet is this pretty flower-sprigued white one. I prefer the airiness of it over the more traditional dark glazes.
What about you? Would you rather a fanciful spring-themed dish like this one? Or the traditional cobalt blue and white similar to the one below?
More traditional white on dark blue ground
It is said that a woman who wears polka dots is a happy woman, and that's exactly how this gaily decorated dish makes me feel. Has it the same effect on you?
Set off your golden quiches and custards in brilliant style with these red dishes, just the right size for individual servings.
Individual quiche pans for your Sunday brunch crowd
Satisfy the meat eaters, the vegetarians and the vegans in one swell foop.
If you have family and friends with differing dietary needs, bake up individual quiches for each and mark them with a hand-written flag.
The cool thing is, you can bake up a few of these on the weekend, pop 'em in the fridge or freezer, take them out on brunch day and bake. Your guests will think you've been up since dawn.
This set of six 4" x 1" Round Quiche dishes are made from glazed fine white porcelain and can be used in the oven, microwave, or broiler.
Individual quiches make wonderful lunches
Individual quiche pans make for easy-to-carry take-along lunches or a quick supper for those busy workdays.
Even better, surprise your sweetie with a homemade picnic lunch in the park. Add a salad and go!
These little charmers come in lots of brilliant colors to match your mood or kitchen décor. Of course, you'll never go wrong with classic white.
Make these quiches ahead, freeze, take them out in the morning, and by lunch time, you've a delicious, gourmet entrée, ready to eat or to warm in the microwave.
Heart shapes are fun for those special occasions
If you're feeling extra romance in the air, why not offer up your home baked quiche in a heart shaped pan.
Around Valentine's Day, you'll find these little pans available in red too.
For an extra special touch, add a salad with red fruit in season--Pomegranate seeds in winter, cherries in early summer, strawberries any time.
Or use a tart tin and display your quiche au naturel
Sometimes I'm feeling confident and want to show off my pretty pastry shell. Sometimes I just want to show off. : )
A tart tin has a removable ring that makes it easy to slip your quiche from the pan and onto the pedestal.
Ready, set, pick!
Which of the quiche pans would you most like to own, or give to the baker in your life?
Thank you for taking a look at some of my favorite quiche pans. Did you see one you'd love to serve on your table with flair? Which one?
© 2007 Kathryn Grace