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I have a question about the recipe "Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust" from Genius Recipes. can lard be substituted for the vegetable shortening ?

asked by Lissa Jo over 1 year ago
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ChefJune

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added over 1 year ago

They are interchangeable. But you wouldn't want to choose lard if you were baking for Jews or Muslims...

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

I've also substituted coconut oil in this recipe pretty successfully. I scale back a bit on the fat and increase the liquid when I'm going to parbake the crust or I find it shrinks more than I'm okay with.

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added over 1 year ago


Or you can sub tallow. You can also vary the butter ratio. Kenji's recipe specs 6 parts butter to 4 shortening. I'm happiest with 7 parts butter and 3 lard.