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What Is Suet? A Guide to Suet and Its Alternatives

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Suet is a type of saturated fat that home cooks use to add moisture to sweet and savory dishes. Suet has a crumbly texture and stays solid at room temperature, so it can result in a less-greasy pie crust than butter would yield.