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    Equivalents in Measuring

    Source of Recipe

    Handbook of Food Prep

    Recipe Introduction

    The ingredients listed below hopefully will help you out when you just aren't sure about, let's say...how many cups of brown sugar are in that 1 lb. box. Or what about the recipe that calls for one cup of chopped carrots? I hope this helps someone out as it's helped me out on several occassions.

    List of Ingredients



    Fruit

    Apples, diced or sliced 1 pound (3 med.) equals 2 3/4 cups

    (1 apple equals almost 1 cup).

    Apricots, dried 1 pound equals 3 cups (4 1/2 cups cooked).

    Apricots, fresh 1 pound (5 to 8 medium) equals 2 1/4 cups sliced.

    Bananas 1 pound (3 to 4 medium) equals 2 cups sliced, 1 1/3 cups mashed.

    Berries (except strawberries) 1 pound equals 2 cups

    Cherries, canned 15-ounce can equals 1 3/4 to 2 cups

    Dates, pitted 1 pound equals 2 1/2 cups

    Grapes, seedless 1 pound equals 2 1/2 cups

    Juice, canned 46-ounce can equals 5 3/4 cups

    Lemon juice 6 med. lemons equals 1 cup juice.

    Lemon zest, grated 1 lemon equals 2 to 3 tsp.

    Lime juice 8 med. limes equals 1 cup juice.

    Orange juice 3 medium oranges equals 1 cup

    Orange zest, grated 1 orange equals 1 tbsp.

    Peaches, canned, sliced 16-ounce can equals 1 3/4 to 2 cups

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

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

    Pineapple, canned, chunks and crushed 20-ounce can equals 2 1/2 cups

    Pineapple, canned, slices 20-ounce can equals 10 slices.

    Pineapple, fresh, cubed 2 pounds (1 med.) equals 3 cups

    Prunes, dried, pitted 1 pound equals 2 1/4 cups (4 cups cooked).

    Raisins 1 pound equals 2 3/4 cups

    (1 cups equals 6 ounces).

    Rhubarb, fresh, diced 1 pound equals 3 1/2 cups (2 cups cooked).

    Strawberries 1 pound equals 1 3/4 cups sliced.


    Vegetables

    Asparagus, fresh 1 pound equals 16 to 20 thin spears (2 cups cooked).

    Beans, green, fresh, cut 1 pound equals 3 cups (2 1/2 cups cooked).

    Beans, dry 1 pound equals 2 1/2 cups

    (1 cup dry equals 2 1/4 cups cooked).

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

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

    Broccoli, fresh, chopped 1 pound equals 4 1/2 cups

    Cabbage, fresh, shredded 1 pound equals 4 cups

    (medium head is 2 pounds)

    Carrots, sliced 1 pound (8 to 9 large)equals 4 cups sliced

    (2 large carrots equals 1 cup).

    Cauliflower, fresh 1 pound equals 1 1/2 cups

    Cauliflower, frozen 16 ounce bag equals 4 cups

    Celery, chopped 1 rib equals 3/4 cup

    Garlic, minced 1 med. clove equals 1/2 tsp.

    Ginger root, peeled, chopped 2 ounces equals 5 tbsp.

    Mushrooms 8 ounces equals 3 cups sliced (1 cup sliced sauteed).

    Onions, green, cut in 1-in. lengths 4 onions ( 1/2 bunch) equals 1 cups

    Onions, coarsely chopped 1 pound (3 large) equals 2 1/2 cups

    (1 cup equals 1 1/4 large).

    Parsley, chopped 1 bunch equals 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups chopped

    ( 1/4 cups equals 6 or 7 stems).

    Peas, fresh, in pod 1 pound equals 1 1/4 cups shelled.

    Peas, frozen 10 ounces equals 2 cups

    Pepper, green, diced 1 medium equals 1 cup

    Potatoes 1 pound (3 medium) equals 2 1/4 cups cooked, 1 3/4 cups mashed.

    Pumpkin, canned 15-ounce can equals 2 cups

    Shallots, chopped 1 medium equals 3 to 3 1/2 tsp.

    Spinach, fresh 12-ounce bag, stems removed (5 cups) equals 1/2 cup chopped and cooked.

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

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

    Tomatoes, fresh, chopped 1 pound (3 medium) equals 3 cups

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

    Zucchini, sliced 4 (bratwurst size) equals 4 cups


    Dairy, Eggs

    Cheese, cottage 1 pound equals 2 cups

    Cheese, shredded 4 ounces (.25 pound) equals 1 cup

    Cream, heavy, whipped 1 cup cream equals 2 cups whipped.

    Egg whites (large eggs) 1 cup equals 8 to 10 whites.

    Eggs, whole, beaten 5 equals 1 cup

    Milk, nonfat dry, reconstituted 1 pound (3 1/4 cups powder) equals 17 cups milk

    (3/8 cup powder equals 2 cups milk).


    Meat, poultry, fish

    Bacon 1 pound equals 22 regular or 14 thick slices.

    Chicken, bone-in breast, cooked, cubed 1 pound (2 med.) equals 1 1/2 cups

    (1 cup equals .67 pound).

    Chicken, skinless, boneless breast, cooked, cubed .60 pound (2 med.) equals 1 1/2 cups

    (1 cup equals .40 pound).

    Chicken meat, canned, drained 5-ounce can equals almost 1/2 cup

    Shrimp, tiny, canned, drained 4 1/4-ounce can equals 1 cup

    Tuna, canned, drained 6-ounce can equals 1 cup


    Grain, flour, cereal

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

    Bread crumbs, canned dry 10-ounce can equals 2 1/2 cups

    Cornmeal 1 pound equals 3 cups

    (1 cup uncooked equals 4 1/2 cups cooked)

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

    Crackers, graham 16 singles equals 1 cup crumbs

    Crackers, saltine 28 singles equals 1 cup crumbs

    Flour, all-purpose, unsifted, spooned 1 pound equals 3 1/2 cups

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

    Flour, cake, sifted 1 pound equals 4 3/4 cups

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

    Oatmeal (uncooked) 1 pound equals 5 1/2 cups

    (1 c uncooked equals 1 3/4 cups cooked.)

    Pasta 1 pound uncooked (4 to 5 cups) equals 8 cups cooked.

    Rice, brown, uncooked 14-ounce pkg. (2 cups) equals 8 cups cooked.

    Rice, quick-cooking or converted, uncooked 14-ounce pkg. (2 cups) equals 8 cups cooked.

    Rice, regular, uncooked 1 pound (2 1/4 cups) equals 6 3/4 cups cooked

    (1 cup equals 3 cups cooked).

    Rice, wild, uncooked 1 pound (3 cups) equals 11 to 12 cups cooked.


    Dessert ingredients

    Chocolate chips 1 cups equals 6 ounce

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

    Cocoa powder, unsweetened 8-ounce can equals 3 cups

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

    Gelatin, unflavored 1/4 ounce (1 env.) equals 2 tsp.

    Honey 1 pound equals 1 1/3 cups

    Marshmallows 10-ounce bag equals 40 large.

    Marshmallow 1 large equals 10 miniature.

    Sugar, brown, packed 1 pound equals 2 1/4 cups

    Sugar, granulated 1 pound equals 2 1/4 cups

    Sugar, powdered, unsifted 1 pound equals 3 3/4 cups

    Vanilla wafers, crushed 12-ounce box equals 3 1/4 cups crumbs.

    Whipped topping, frozen 8 ounce tub equals 3 cups


    Nuts

    Almonds, slivered 4-ounce bag equals 3/4 cups

    (1 cup equals 5 1/3 ounce)

    Pecans, chopped 2-ounce bag equals 1/2 cup

    Pistachios, with shells 4 ounce (1 cup) equals 1/2 cup shelled.

    Walnuts, chopped 2-ounce bag equals 1/2 cup

    Miscellaneous

    Coffee, ground 1 pound (5 1/2 cups) equals 88 tbsp. (44 coffee measures).

    Peanut butter 18-ounce jar equals 2 cups

    Potato chips, crushed 1 cup whole equals 1/2 cups crumbs.

    Emergency substitutions

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

    1 cup buttermilk equals 1 cup milk plus 1 tbsp. lemon juice (wait 5 min.).

    1 cup sifted cake flour equals 1 cup minus 2 tbsp. sifted all-purpose flour.

    1 ounce unsweetened chocolate equals 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tbsp. butter.

    1 ounce unsweetened chocolate equals 1 2/3 ounce semisweet chocolate and reduce sugar in recipe by 2 tsp.

    1 ounce semisweet chocolate equals generous 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tbsp. sugar.

    1 tbsp. cornstarch equals 2 tbsp. flour.

    1 cup light corn syrup or honey equals 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/3 cup liquid.

    1 clove garlic equals 1/4 tsp. garlic powder.

    1 cup half-and-half equals 7/8 cup milk plus 3 tbsp. melted butter.

    1 cup heavy cream equals 3/4 cups milk plus 1/3 cup melted butter.

    1 tbsp. fresh herbs equals 1 tsp. dried herbs.

    1 cup whole milk equals 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water, or 1 cupsskim milk plus 2 tsp. melted butter.

    1/4 cup chopped onions equals 1 tbsp. dried minced onion or 1 tsp. onion powder.

    1/2 cup wine (in desserts) equals 1/2 cup fruit juice.

    1/2 cup wine (in cooking) equals 1/2 cup broth.

    Quantities have been rounded to the nearest useful measure, and are approximate: Yields from fresh produce can vary, many small variations exist in can and package sizes, some quantities can vary with humidity and others with how finely an item is chopped. In any case, these numbers are a good guide for shopping.



    Sources: Handbook of Food Prep

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