Do you want a tall quiche with tons of filling or something more simple? Do you consider quiche a way for you to use up leftovers or more of an indulgent weeknight project? How you answer those questions will determine which pan is best for your quiche.
1. Pie plate
Purists think quiche in a pie plate is blasphemous, but in the US, it’s probably what most home cooks use. Why? Because quiche becomes weeknight dinner material when you throw a fast filling into a premade, pre-fitted crust. While less impressive-looking than quiches made in other pans, a pie-plate quiche is totally serviceable.
2. Cake pan
A cake pan gives quiche the straight sides purists want, along with a deep, rich layer of filling and custard. The problem? Much like a quiche made in a pie plate, the quiche in a cake pan can’t be unmolded.