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Crisco is a brand of vegetable fat produced by The J.M. Smucker Company in the United States. It was originally introduced in 1911 by Procter & Gamble and was the first shortening product to be made entirely from vegetable oils (cottonseed oil, then later soybean oil).
This vegetable fat can be kept for 1 year after opening in its original container. It is made of vegetable ingredients and is suitable for a vegetarian diet.
White in color and neutral in taste, crisco shortening does not alter the color or taste of preparations. Like butter, it melts easily at temperatures above 50°C.
What is the purpose of Crisco Shortening?
Crisco can be used in place of butter or margarine in cooking and baking. It can be combined with either (or both). Among other things, it has been known to make pie crust crispier, cakes and cookies fluffier, and frostings lighter.
Substitute crisco shortening for butter in an American buttercream recipe and you can leave it at room temperature. Crisco does not need to be refrigerated.