Cooking oil, lard, cooking spray, and butter or margarine are used as substitutes for shortening. When substituting for shortening, bakers can expect to see changes in the texture and color of baked goods. More »

The best substitute for shortening when baking biscuits is butter or margarine. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of shortening, then 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter should be used. More »

Generally, olive oil can be used in recipes that call for melted solid shortening. It cannot always replace solid or semi-solid shortening in recipes. Olive oil is itself a liquid form of shortening, a word coined to des... More »

Good substitutes for vegetable oil include applesauce, fruit puree, lard, vegetable shortening, melted margarine and melted butter. Certain vegetable oil substitutes work well in baked goods, while others are better suit... More »

A number of items can serve as a substitute for butter, such as margarine, vegetables oil, shortening and coconut oil. Depending on the usage, other potential substitutes include applesauce, avocado, Greek yogurt or pure... More » Food Cooking Substitutions

In recipes, a chef can substitute 1 cup of Crisco with 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons of lard, 1 cup of butter or 1 cup of margarine. If the recipe calls for 1 cup of liquid Crisco, 1 cup of vegetable oil or other cooking oil... More »

Butter or margarine are the most common products which can be used as a substitute for shortening in recipes in approximately equal amounts. Other products which can be used include vegetable oil and olive oil, but only ... More »