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How many pounds of carrots should you buy if you need 2 cups of slices? Here's that answer and lots more.

Dairy, Eggs

Dessert Ingredients

Emergency Substitutions

Fruit

Grain, Flour, Cereal

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Miscellaneous

Nuts

Vegetables


 

 

 


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Apples, diced or sliced 1 pound = 3 medium = 2- cups (1 apple = shy 1 cup)

Apricots, dried 1 pound = 3 cups = 4- cups cooked

Apricots, fresh 1 pound = 5 to 8 medium = 2 cups sliced

Bananas 1 pound = 3 to 4 medium = 2 cups sliced, 1-1/3 cups mashed

Berries (except strawberries) 1 pound = 2 cups

Cherries, canned 1 pound = 1- to 2 cups

Dates (pitted) 1 pound = 2- cups

Grapes, seedless 1 pound = 2- cups

Juice, canned 46-ounce can = 5- cups

Lemon juice 6 medium lemons = 1 cup juice

Lemon zest, grated 1 lemon = 2 to 3 teaspoons

Lime juice 8 medium limes = 1 cup juice

Orange juice 3 medium oranges = 1 cup

Orange zest, grated 1 orange = 1 tablespoon

Peaches, canned, sliced 16-ounce can = 1- to 2 cups

Peaches, fresh, sliced 1 pound = 4 medium = 2 cups

Pears, fresh, sliced 1 pound = 4 medium = 2 cups

Pineapple, canned, chunks and crushed 20-ounce can = 2- cups

Pineapple, canned, slices 20-ounce can = 10 slices

Pineapple, fresh, cubed 2 pound = 1 medium = 3 cups

Prunes, dried, pitted 1 pound = 2- cups = 4 cups cooked

Raisins 1 pound = 2- cups (1 cup = 6 ounces)

Rhubarb, fresh, diced 1 pound = 3- cups = 2 cups cooked

Strawberries 1 pound = 1- cups sliced


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Asparagus, fresh 1 pound = 16 to 20 spears = 2 cups cooked

Beans, green, fresh, cut 1 pound = 3 cups = 2- cups cooked

Beans, dry 1 pound = 2- cups (1 cup dry = 2- cups cooked)

Beans, green, frozen 9-ounce pkg. = 1-2/3 cups

Beans, green, canned 15--ounce can = 1-2/3 cups

Broccoli, fresh, cut 2-inch lengths 1 pound = 6 cups (including 4 cups florets)

Broccoli, fresh, chopped 1 pound = 4 cups

Cabbage, fresh, shredded 1 pound = 4 cup; medium head is 2 pounds

Carrots, sliced 1 pound = 8 to 9 large = 4 cups sliced (2 large carrots = 1 cup)

Cauliflower, fresh 1 pound = 1- cups

Cauliflower, frozen 10 ounces = 2 cups

Celery, chopped 1 rib = cup

Garlic, minced 1 med. clove = teaspoon

Ginger root, peeled, chopped 2 ounces (.13 pound) = 5 tablespoons

Mushrooms 8 ounces = 3 cups sliced = 1 cup sliced sauteed

Onions, green, cut in 1-inch lengths 4 onions ( bunch) = 1 cup

Onions, coarsely chopped 1 pound = 3 large = 2- cups (1 cup = 1- large)

Parsley, chopped 1 bunch = 1-1/3 to 1- cups chopped ( cup = 6 or 7 stems)

Peas, fresh, in pod 1 pound = 1 cups shelled.

Peas, frozen 10 ounces = 2 cups

Pepper, green, diced 1 medium = 1 cup

Potatoes 1 pound = 3 medium = 2- cup cooked, 1- cups mashed

Pumpkin, canned 16-ounce can = 2 cup

Shallots, chopped 1 medium = 3 to 3- teaspoon

Spinach, fresh 12-ounce bag, stems removed = 5 cups = cup chopped and cooked.

Spinach, frozen, chopped 10-ounce pkg. = 1-1/8 cups

Tomatoes, canned whole, chopped 28-ounce can = 1-1/3 cups tomatoes, lots of liquid.

Tomatoes, fresh, chopped 1 pound = 3 medium = 3 cups

Water chestnuts, canned, sliced 8-ounce can = 1 cup

Zucchini, sliced 4 (bratwurst size) = 4 cups



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Cheese, cottage 1 pound = 2 cups

Cheese, shredded 4 ounces (1/4 pound) = 1 cup

Cream, heavy, whipped 1 cup cream = 2 cups whipped

Egg whites (from large eggs) 1 cup = 8 to 10 whites

Eggs, whole, beaten 5 = 1 cup

Milk, nonfat dry, reconstituted 1 pound (3- cups powder) = 17 cups milk ( 3/8 cup powder = 2 cups liquid)


Meat, Poultry, Fish    Back to Top

Bacon 1 pound = 22 regular or 14 thick slices.

Chicken, bone-in breast, cooked, cubed 1 pound (2 medium) = 1- cups (1 cup = .67 pound)

Chicken, skinless, boneless breast, cooked, cubed .60 pound (2 medium) = 1- c. (1 cup = .40 pound)

Chicken meat, canned, drained 5-ounce can = shy cup

Shrimp, tiny, canned, drained 4--ounce can = 1 cup

Tuna, canned, drained 6-1/8-ounce can = 1 cup


Grain, Flour, Cereal    Back to Top

Bread crumbs, from day-old bread 2 slices = 1 cup

Bread crumbs, canned dry 10-ounce can = 2- cups

Cornmeal 1 pound = 3 cups (1 cup uncooked = 4- cups cooked)

Crackers, graham 1 pound box = 66 singles or 33 doubles

Crackers, graham, 16 singles = 1 cup crumbs

Crackers, saltine, 28 singles = 1 cup crumbs

Flour, all-purpose, unsifted, spooned 1 pound = 3- cups

Flour, all-purpose, sifted 1 pound = 4 cups

Flour, cake, sifted 1 pound = 4- cups

Flour, whole wheat, unsifted, spooned l pound = 3-1/3 cups

Oatmeal (uncooked) 1 pound = 5- cups; 1 cup uncooked = 1- cups cooked

Pasta 1 pound uncooked = 4 to 5 cups uncooked = 8 cups cooked

Rice, brown 14-ounce pkg. = 2 cups = 8 cups cooked

Rice, quick-cooking or converted 14-ounce pkg. = 2 cups = 8 cups cooked

Rice, regular 1 pound = 2- cups raw = 6- cups cooked (1 cup raw = 3 cups cooked)

Rice, wild 1 pound = 3 cups raw = 11 to 12 cups cooked



Dessert Ingredients    Back to Top

Chocolate chips 1 cup = 6 ounces

Chocolate wafers (Famous), crushed 9-ounce pkg. = 2-1/3 cups

Cocoa powder, unsweetened 8-ounce can = 3 cups

Coconut, flaked or shredded 7-ounce bag = 2-2/3 cups

Gelatin, unflavored ounce (1 envelope) = 2 teaspoons

Honey 1 pound = 1-1/3 cups

Marshmallows 10-ounce bag = 40 large

Marshmallow 1 large = 10 miniature

Sugar, brown, packed 1 pound = 2- cups

Sugar, granulated 1 pound = 2- cups

Sugar, powdered, unsifted 1 pound = 3- cups

Vanilla wafers, crushed 12-ounce box = 3 cups crumbs

Whipped topping, frozen 8-ounce. tub = 3 cups



Nuts    Back to Top

Almonds, slivered 4-ounce bag = cup (1 cup = 5-1/3 ounces

Pecans, chopped 2-ounce bag = cup

Pistachios 4 ounces (1 cup) with shells = cup shelled

Walnuts, chopped 2-ounce bag = cup



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Coffee, ground 1 pound = 5- cups = 88 tablespoons (44 coffee measures).

Peanut butter 18-ounce jar = 2 cups

Potato chips, crushed 1 cup packed = cup crumbs

 



Emergency Substitutions Back to Top

If you don't have ... substitute ...

1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice (wait 5 minutes)

1 cup sifted cake flour = 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate = 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate = 1-2/3 ounces semisweet chocolate and reduce sugar in recipe by 2 teaspoons

1 ounce semisweet chocolate = generous ounces unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch = 2 tablespoons flour

1 cup light corn syrup or honey = 1 cups sugar plus 1/3 cups liquid.

1 clove garlic = teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup half-and-half = 7/8 cup milk plus 3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup heavy cream = cup milk plus 1/3 cup melted butter

1 tablespoon fresh herbs = 1 teaspoon dried herbs

1 cup whole milk = cup evaporated milk and cup water, or 1 cup skim milk and 2 teaspoons melted butter

cup chopped onions = 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder

cup wine (in desserts) = cup fruit juice

cup wine (in cooking) = cup broth

Numbers are approximate, but much better than guessing. Sources: Handbook of Food Preparation of the American Home Economics Association

 

 

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