I am having a hard time searching an answer to my question. I was able to buy 25# of lard for $13.00. Great find since I do a lot of baking. It does have a different taste since I used veg. shortening for many years. My question is----- what is the substitution amount? I don't think it is equal since my piecrust recipe calls for a certain amount for shortening used and a different amount for lard. Example, pie crust says one cup of shortening OR 3/4 cup plus 2TBS of lard. That ratio is confusing enough when I want to enterchange in a different recipe. Any help out there?