Can I use an already prepared supermarket pie crust when baking a quiche?

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Sam1148 July 28, 2013
Yes, I do it all the time as making a pie crust is about 90 precent of a preparing a quiche.

Although, still use it in the same manner. Butter and flour the pie pan then pop it in the freezer unfilled. for about 15 mins...
Then Line with parchment or foil and add coins or beans or pie weights to 'blind bake' the crust.
Remove the foil and return to the oven for 5 mins to finish the blind
baking. Cool it and fill and bake your quiche. Using some foil along the top exposed edges will protect it from over baking.

That's the long answer..the short answer is yes proceed as normal. (still I like bit of prebaking "blind baking" to prevent the dreaded soggy bottom).
 
GavinAvery July 28, 2013
Using store bought pastry dough is fine. But as others have posted, use a pastry dough that contains real butter! Some of the pre-made pastry dough have an artificial and almost plastic taste after baking. When you are working with such simple ingredients (a quiche) you want to be sure to use the freshest and ingredients of the best quality that are available and that you can afford!
 
JanetFL July 27, 2013
Agree as well. You can find frozen pie shells in the freezer section as well as refrigerated pie crust dough that you unroll and place in your own pie dish. Both work!
 
JanetFL July 27, 2013
Agree as well. You can find frozen pie shells in the freezer section as well as refrigerated pie crust dough that you unroll and place in your own pie dish. Both work!
 
ATG117 July 27, 2013
Agreed. And if you're going store bought, I would advise looking for a brand that uses real butter and has few other unnecessary ingredients.
 
pierino July 27, 2013
Absolutely yes. Of course it would be better if you blind baked your own pate brisee but if you don't want to do that you can still make a fine quiche.
 
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