How Much Does It Take?

Sources:  Handbook of Food Preparation of the American Home Economics Association
via:  http://library.spike-jamie.com/how-much.html

Fruit 

Apples, diced or sliced 1 pound = 3 medium = 2-¾ cups (1 apple = shy 1 cup)
Apricots, dried 1 pound = 3 cups = 4-½ cups cooked
Apricots, fresh 1 pound = 5 to 8 medium = 2¼ 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 = 1-¾ to 2 cups
Dates (pitted) 1 pound = 2-½ cups
Grapes, seedless 1 pound = 2-½ cups
Juice, canned 46-ounce can = 5-¾ 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 = 1-¾ 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 = 2-½ cups
Pineapple, canned, slices 20-ounce can = 10 slices
Pineapple, fresh, cubed 2 pound = 1 medium = 3 cups
Prunes, dried, pitted 1 pound = 2-¼ cups = 4 cups cooked
Raisins 1 pound = 2-¾ cups (1 cup = 6 ounces)
Rhubarb, fresh, diced 1 pound = 3-½ cups = 2 cups cooked
Strawberries 1 pound = 1-¾ cups sliced

Vegetables

Asparagus, fresh 1 pound = 16 to 20 spears = 2 cups cooked
Beans, green, fresh, cut 1 pound = 3 cups = 2-½ cups cooked
Beans, dry 1 pound = 2-½ cups (1 cup dry = 2-¼ cups cooked)
Beans, green, frozen 9-ounce pkg. = 1-2/3 cups
Beans, green, canned 15-½-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 = 4½ 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 = 1-½ cups
Cauliflower, frozen 10 ounces = 2 cups
Celery, chopped 1 rib = ¾ cup
Garlic, minced 1 med. clove = ½ 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 (½ bunch) = 1 cup
Onions, coarsely chopped 1 pound = 3 large = 2-½ cups (1 cup = 1-¼ large)
Parsley, chopped 1 bunch = 1-1/3 to 1-½ cups chopped (¼ cup = 6 or 7 stems)
Peas, fresh, in pod 1 pound = 1¼ cups shelled
Peas, frozen 10 ounces = 2 cups
Pepper, green, diced 1 medium = 1 cup
Potatoes 1 pound = 3 medium = 2-¼ cup cooked, 1-¾ cups mashed
Pumpkin, canned 16-ounce can = 2 cup
Shallots, chopped 1 medium = 3 to 3-½ teaspoon
Spinach, fresh 12-ounce bag, stems removed = 5 cups = ½ 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

Dairy, Eggs

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 (3-¼ cups powder) = 17 cups milk ( 3/8 cup powder = 2 cups liquid)

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Bacon 1 pound = 22 regular or 14 thick slices
Chicken, bone-in breast, cooked, cubed 1 pound (2 medium) = 1-½ cups (1 cup = .67 pound)
Chicken, skinless, boneless breast, cooked, cubed .60 pound (2 medium) = 1-½ c. (1 cup = .40 pound)
Chicken meat, canned, drained 5-ounce can = shy ½ cup
Shrimp, tiny, canned, drained 4-¼-ounce can = 1 cup
Tuna, canned, drained 6-1/8-ounce can = 1 cup

Grain, Flour, Cereal

Bread crumbs, from day-old bread 2 slices = 1 cup
Bread crumbs, canned dry 10-ounce can = 2-½ cups
Cornmeal 1 pound = 3 cups (1 cup uncooked = 4-½ 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 = 3-½ cups
Flour, all-purpose, sifted 1 pound = 4 cups
Flour, cake, sifted 1 pound = 4-¾ cups
Flour, whole wheat, unsifted, spooned l pound = 3-1/3 cups
Oatmeal (uncooked) 1 pound = 5-½ cups; 1 cup uncooked = 1-¾ 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 = 2-¼ cups raw = 6-¾ cups cooked (1 cup raw = 3 cups cooked)
Rice, wild 1 pound = 3 cups raw = 11 to 12 cups cooked

Dessert Ingredients

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 ¼ 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 = 2-¼ cups
Sugar, granulated 1 pound = 2-¼ cups
Sugar, powdered, unsifted 1 pound = 3-¾ cups
Vanilla wafers, crushed 12-ounce box = 3¼ cups crumbs
Whipped topping, frozen 8-ounce. tub = 3 cups

Nuts

Almonds, slivered 4-ounce bag = ¾ cup (1 cup = 5-1/3 ounces
Pecans, chopped 2-ounce bag = ½ cup
Pistachios 4 ounces (1 cup) with shells = ½ cup shelled
Walnuts, chopped 2-ounce bag = ½ cup

Miscellaneous

Coffee, ground 1 pound = 5-½ cups = 88 tablespoons (44 coffee measures)
Peanut butter 18-ounce jar = 2 cups
Potato chips, crushed 1 cup packed = ½ cup crumbs

Emergency Substitutions

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 ½ ounces unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch = 2 tablespoons flour
1 cup light corn syrup or honey = 1¼ cups sugar plus 1/3 cups liquid
1 clove garlic = ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup half-and-half = 7/8 cup milk plus 3 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup heavy cream = ¾ cup milk plus 1/3 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon fresh herbs = 1 teaspoon dried herbs
1 cup whole milk = ½ cup evaporated milk and ½ cup water, or 1 cup skim milk and 2 teaspoons melted butter
¼ cup chopped onions = 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
½ cup wine (in desserts) = ½ cup fruit juice
½ cup wine (in cooking) = ½ cup broth

Numbers are approximate, but much better than guessing. 

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