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Old 12-29-2014, 04:53 PM
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Questionquick question about substituting while cooking?


Anyone think substituting bacon grease for lard/crisco to make pie crust would be ok?

Anything I need that uses grease, is bacon grease. Otherwise all I have is veg. oil,
Can I still make a pie crust?
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:51 PM
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Hi Cathy,

I'd be leary about bacon grease, since the choice of fats is such an integral factor in how well pastry texture turns out - but how about using butter (the "real" stuff, not margarine ) instead of lard?
There is a good article here, which may have some helpful info: BUTTER VS. SHORTENING: THE GREAT PIE CRUST BAKEOFF
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:07 PM
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Thx for info, will give it a try next time.
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Hi Cathy, I tend to agree with Zuzu on this one just because I'm a butter a holic. We never use margarine or spreads here. With the bacon grease, I would worry more about it giving my pie crust a bit of bacon flavor. Maybe end up with a bacon apple pie!!! I am curious though if you've already tried and how it turned out???
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:52 AM
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No bacon grease in pie crust...I agree with ZuZu and Cindy..You can use Bacon grease in things such as Green beans, Dried Beans, Collards etc.! You know the Southern things!
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I am a shortening pie crust maker.
Bacon is a no no.
Grease pans with.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by cicindy9 View Post:
Hi Cathy, I tend to agree with Zuzu on this one just because I'm a butter a holic. We never use margarine or spreads here. With the bacon grease, I would worry more about it giving my pie crust a bit of bacon flavor. Maybe end up with a bacon apple pie!!! I am curious though if you've already tried and how it turned out???
No, I did not try it. Had a bit of turkey still left, was going to make a turkey pot pie, but then counted how old the turkey was, so I opted for something different. The turkey might still be ok, but there wasnt enough to make a decent pot pie. Need to get some shortening, just to have on hand.
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