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Find the perfect quiche pan for the foodie in your life

Updated on December 2, 2014
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A long-time whole grain baker, Kathryn discovered the thrill and ease of cooking with whole, fresh foods decades ago. Still chopping!

Broccoli and red pepper quiche in cobalt blue quiche pan
Broccoli and red pepper quiche in cobalt blue quiche pan | Source

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.

Emile Henry Quiche Dish, 11.7-Inch, 1.7-Quart, Azure Blue
Emile Henry Quiche Dish, 11.7-Inch, 1.7-Quart, Azure Blue

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?


Closeup of the cobalt blue quiche pan
Closeup of the cobalt blue quiche pan | Source
Le Creuset Stoneware 1.45-Quart Tart Dish, Cerise (Cherry Red)
Le Creuset Stoneware 1.45-Quart Tart Dish, Cerise (Cherry Red)

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."

Polish Pottery Floral Butterfly Fluted Quiche Dish
Polish Pottery Floral Butterfly Fluted Quiche Dish

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?

5.5 oz Red Quiche Dish 24 Ct
5.5 oz Red Quiche Dish 24 Ct

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.


HIC Harold Import Co. 98013-6 4-Inch Round Quiche Dish, Fine White Porcelain, Set of 6
HIC Harold Import Co. 98013-6 4-Inch Round Quiche Dish, Fine White Porcelain, Set of 6

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.

Asparagus quiche with sliced apples
Asparagus quiche with sliced apples | Source

Ready, set, pick!

Which of the quiche pans would you most like to own, or give to the baker in your life?

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Thank you

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

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    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      3 years ago from San Francisco

      It's still my fave, but I'd love to have more colors and styles. They're so pretty on the wall, when I'm not serving in one. Thanks for stopping by, Susan.

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      Susan Deppner 

      3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Your quiche looks absolutely delicious! I love pretty pans for the kitchen and I don't have anything in cobalt blue. Adding that one to my wish list!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      @sousababy: Yes, I agree. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. I am happy to receive a visit from you.

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      sousababy 

      4 years ago

      Emile Henry are top-notch quality.

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      @smine27: So glad you enjoyed it!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Perfect lens for me as I am definitely a foodie!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: Excellent idea! Why buy something new when you have a perfectly good solution already.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful dishes! I use a casserole dish!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      @Tom Maybrier: Make it something good! Thanks for stopping by, Tom. Much obliged.

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      Tom Maybrier 

      5 years ago

      Any of them, this lens has made me quite hungry!

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      Echo Phoenix 

      5 years ago

      My family loves quiche and often requests that I bring one to family get togethers because I enjoy making them... which reminds me, I have not created a quiche lens yet, hmmmmmm... and I do need a new quiche dish, the polish pottery is stunning!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      @Diana Wenzel: Me too. I'm making another one this weekend!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      These quiche dishes are exquisite. As one who absolutely loves both quiche and cobalt blue, I could envision several of those Polish pottery dishes in my kitchen. I'd like to have some of the individual quiche pans, too. Now you've done it! I suddenly have a tremendous craving for quiche. Happy holidays!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: Tipi, thank you for stopping by and for the blessing as well. So glad to see you here.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Le Crueset does make products that never let you down and quiche just calls to be served in pretty style for sure. I see your even sharing a link to your broccoli and red pepper recipe here...let them eat quiche!

    • ecogranny profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathryn Grace 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      @Camden1: Do let me know, if you make it, how it turns out for you and any tweaks you give it. I'm always tweaking myself, and I love to hear how others do it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I do heart quiche. Your tips for getting the right pan look perfect!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      A really awesome selection. Several of these are really pretty!

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      Camden1 

      6 years ago

      I love quiche! Since I don't make a homemade crust, I usually just bake it in the Marie Callendar's frozen pie crust tin. I'm off to check out your quiche recipe - I'm sure it's delicious!

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      Kathryn Grace 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      @verymary: That's wonderful to hear. Have you posted the recipe here on Squidoo? I'd love to see it.

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      Mary 

      6 years ago from Chicago area

      I make my quiche lorraine in an Emile Henry pie pan, like you've featured. Awesome!

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      dream1983 

      6 years ago

      Quiche is delicious! Well done lens!

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Good advice - I certainly enjoy quiche! :)

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      julieannbrady 

      6 years ago

      I heart quiche and who was it said that men don't eat quiche ... ah, the more for you and me, my dear!

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      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I love Quiche too. The stoneware is awesome for pastry baking. So pretty too.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Yummy, quiche. I love Quiche Lorraine, maybe I will try to make my own. It is one of those foods that can take whatever is left over in the refrigerator.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Mmmmmm. Quiche. That sounds delicious. And yes, finding the right quiche pot is very hard.

      I also miss Missy. She was fantastic. i wish she would come back.

      http://www.buycoppercookware.com

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      KimGiancaterino 

      11 years ago

      I love lenses that make me hungry... and I'm a huge fan of Emile Henry cookware. Congrats on your win. Well deserved!

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      mn3guy 

      11 years ago

      Had no idea about the variety of quiche pans. Good job! Showing this one to my wife and daughters (although I am sure they already know about them). 5*

      Meat and Three Restaurants

      Phil (mn3guy)

      Thanks for the comment on free-pie-day!

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      ConnieW 

      11 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea there were so many quiche pans. I typically use whatever is handy and am always disappointed because they are not deep. Great site!

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      FESA 

      11 years ago

      Another great lens and another 5*s! I have quite a few nice quiche pans, but one can always use a new pan. I love quiche too, just like those darned pies. Sheesh, I think I just like to eat! After visiting a few of your lenses, I find I have the munchies :).

      Thanks again, Sincerely Fran (FESA)

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      Margaret Schaut 

      11 years ago from Detroit

      Well, Giddy, looks to me like you've got the shopping lens idea all sewed up! Wonderful lens. My people LOVE my quiche- ask me for my recipes years later, because they remember!

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      giddygabby 

      11 years ago

      Daoine, I knew I forgot one. It's the oldest--and most used--pan in my collection. I've added it to the plexo. Thanks for the reminder.

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      daoine lm 

      11 years ago

      My quiche dish is glass, also nice for presentation because you can see the crust. Excellent lens Gabby :)

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