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Equivalent Weights and Measures

Common Food Equivalents (nuts and dried fruits listed below this chart)

Type Unit Approximate Measure
Apples 1 lb. 3 medium (3 cups sliced)
Bananas 1 lb. 3 medium (2-1/2 cups sliced)
Butter and other fats 1 lb.  2 cups
Cheese, American or Cheddar 1 lb. 4 cups grated
Cheese, Cottage 1 lb. 2 cups
Cheese, White Cream 3 oz. Pkg. 6 tbs
Cheese, White Cream 1/2 lb. pkg. 16 tbs (1 cup)
Chocolate, unsweetened 1/2 lb pkg 8 1-oz. squares
Coconut, Shredded 1 lb 5 cups
Coffee, Ground 1 lb. 80 tbs
Cream, Whipping 1 pt.  2 cups (4 cups whipped)
Flour, All-Purpose 1 lb 4 cups (sifted)
Flour, Cake 1 lb 4-1/2 cups (sifted)
Flour, Whole Wheat 1 lb. 3-1/2 cups
Flour, Rye 1 lb. 4-1/2 to 5 cups
Medium Lemon - Juice 1 2 to 3 tbs
Medium Lemon - Rind lightly grated 1 1-1/2 to 3 tsp
Marshmallows 1/4 lb 16
Medium Orange - Juice 1 1/3 to 1/2 cup
Medium Orange - Rind lightly grated 1 1 to 2 tbs
Sugar, Granulated 1 lb 2 cups
Sugar, Brown 1 lb 2-1/4 cups (firmly packed)
Sugar, Confectioners' 1 lb 3-1/2 cups (sifted)
NUTS - 1 lb. In Shell  Shelled
Almonds 1 to 1-3/4 cups 3-1/2 cups
Pecans 2-1/4 cups  4 cups
Peanuts 2-1/4 cups 3 cups
Walnuts 1-2/3 cups 4 cups

HINT:  If your nuts are shelled (1 cup) and are whole, broken or cut up they will equal the same when measured.  If they are coarsely chopped then they they measure 1 cup minus 1 tbsp but are equal to 1 cup. If they are finely chopped they will only measure 7/8 cup but are equal to 1 cup for your recipe.

Dried Fruit - 1 lb. Whole Pitted Cut-up Finely Cut
Dates 2-1/4 cups 2 cups 1-3/4 cups 1-1/2 cups
Prunes 2-1/3 cups 4 cups
 (cooked)
3 cups
 (cooked)
2-7/8 cups
(cooked)
Figs 2-3/4 cups N/A 2-2/3 cups 2-1/2 cups
Raisins (15oz) 3 cups N/A 2-3/4 cups 2-1/2 cups
Candied Fruit - 1/2 lb. N/A N/A 1-1/2 cups N/A
Candied Peels - 1/2 lb. N/A N/A 1-1/2 Cups N/A

 

 

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