What is the Difference Between Lard and Crisco?

What is the Difference Between Lard and Crisco?

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What is the Difference Between Lard and Crisco?

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Question:

What is the difference between lard and Crisco?

–Tom

Answer:

Lard is actually rendered and clarified pork fat. You can read more here.

Crisco®, which is a brand name and part of the Smucker’s family of brands, is a vegetable shortening.

That’s the simplest explanation. You can use either in baking.

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