Considerations with Shortening Substitutes*NOTE: When you are substituting Crisco for butter (your recipe calls for butter), you must add 2 T of water but if you are substituting butter for shortening (your recipe calls for Crisco) it is an equal substitution of softened butter for Crisco.
Remember, when making substitutions be sure to measure accurately for best results. Again, these substitutions for shortening are distinct based on whether the recipe calls for solid or melted shortening. Some substitutions for crisco may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product. Some people prefer the shortening and some prefer the butter or oil, personal preference.
To find out more about crisco visit our shortening shelf life page.
A note regarding Substitutions...
Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.