OnlyAGinger wrote:traditional pies (pumpkin, pecan, fruits, etc) are considered different from flan (i think of this as more of a sweet Spanish custard).
isn't quiche an egg-based dish (pie)?
UK flan = an open pie, usually (always) with a sweet/fruit filling. ie in a round dish with pastry on the bottom, fruit (or whatever?) filling, nothing on top. And it would usually be quite shallow I think.
US/Spanish/South American flan = what UK/Aussies/French would call creme caramel I think.
And yes, I would say quiche needs to be egg-based.
A "pie" in Australia would always have a pastry bottom, whereas a savoury pie in the UK is usually just a stew with a pastry "lid" on top, right?