A question about a recipe: Peach Tart

I have a question about the ingredient "vegetable or canola oil" on the recipe "Peach Tart" from amanda.
I'm hoping to understand the term 'vegetable oil.' Since canola and olive are both from vegetable, not animal, sources, what does vegetable oil mean?

  • Posted by: susan g
  • August 30, 2011
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Recipe question for: Peach Tart

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser August 30, 2011

Oh, I just meant in terms of labeling. In the store you usually see "canola" oil and "vegetable" oil, and you can use either.

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Sally Max
Sally Max August 30, 2011

I think less charactristic oil is better for fruit cake.

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Lemondrop
Lemondrop September 1, 2011

Amanda, You explained vegetable oil ver nicely, but did not address the olive oil part of the question. Olive oil would not be appropriate for use in the tart, correct?

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser September 1, 2011

Lemondrop, thanks for your follow-up -- there is both vegetable oil and olive oil in the crust. Equal amounts of each. I suggest using a mild olive oil. Hope this answers your question. If not, let me know.

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ChocolateDiva
ChocolateDiva September 20, 2011

I used peanut oil and it worked fine.

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