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5 Substitutes for Shortening: How to Substitute Shortening

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 6 min read

Shortening is usually made out of hydrogenated, solidified vegetable oils but there are plenty of shortening substitutes commonly available in supermarkets and that you might already have in your pantry. Learn more about this cooking fat used commonly in cookie recipes, pie crust recipes, and cake recipes to yield a crumbly, luscious end product.