What is the substitute for shortening?
Dec 10, 2012
Depending on the purpose (it has multiple uses), Shortening can be substituted in the following ways
For Greasing : You can use Parchment paper or Olive oil.
For Baking: Use Butter or Vegetable oil. At times, you can also replace 1/2-3/4 the amount of shortening mentioned, with fruit purees (like applesauce or prune purees) provided you are OK with the taste in your baked goods. Also remember to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe if your fruit purees are already sweetened.
For Frying: Regular Vegetable oil that's marked for frying like Organic Canola oil, Peanut oil, Grapeseed oil or Sesame oil (untoasted variety).