Whenever I've cooked quiche, it's been in a round tin of around 10-12 cm diameter. I've used 5-6 eggs along with other ingredients like chicken and vegetables.

After it comes out of the oven, I find that the height is low (around 2cm) when I thought/expected it to be higher.

I find it hard to know when it's actually 'cooked' as the egg parts are runny when it's in the oven, only solidifying when I take it out.

How can I tell that the quiche is done?

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    I read this over several times and I don't actually see a question.
    – Jay
    Mar 14, 2013 at 6:47
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    There is nothing that would make a quiche rise, 2 cm is pretty normal. The quiche should solidify in the oven... What exactly are you asking here? (FWIW, I bake mine for 35 minutes and I never had issues.)
    – Mien
    Mar 14, 2013 at 6:49
  • Quiche can rise if you introduce air bubbles when you mix the eggs, as the bubbles grow. However it's not generally considered desirable.
    – slim
    Mar 14, 2013 at 14:40
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    FYI: most quiches should cook for 30-50 minutes. I arrived at this page a few hours ago because the recipe I was following said to cook it for 15 min. That gave me aromatic, eggy soup. :-)
    – jvriesem
    Aug 28, 2015 at 19:27

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Inferring that the question is, "How do I tell when the quiche is done?" The answer is to check the internal temperature, which should be between 165°F(74°C) and 185°F(85°C).

  • That's a bit of a problem with my oven, as I have a portable temperature gauge inside, which says it's several degrees lower than the knob is at. (marked in 10 degree increments by dots, with 120 and 200 marked) Mar 14, 2013 at 7:09
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    not the oven temperature, but the internal temperature of the quiche itself. Use an 'instant read' thermometer like this to see what the temperature of the quiche is.
    – Cos Callis
    Mar 14, 2013 at 8:54

Stick a knife directly in the center from above and when it comes out clean ( no uncooked egg mixture, very small amount of oil or clear liquid ok) it's done. Also 165-185F internal temp also measured directly in the center.

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