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Equivalent Amounts & Measures

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Equivalent Measures
Dry Equivalent Measures
Food Equivalent Amounts

Volume Metric Conversions (rounded)
Weight Metric Conversions (rounded)

Equivalent Measures

Measurement

Equals

1 cup

8 fluid ounces

1 cup

1/2 pint

2 cups

1 pint

4 cups

1 quart

2 pints

1 quart

4 quarts (liquid)

1 gallon

8 quarts (solid)

1 peck

4 pecks

1 bushel

16 ounces

1 pound

Dry Equivalent Measures

Measurement

Equals

pinch

as much as can be taken between tip of finger and thumb

dash

less than 1/8 teaspoon

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 ounce

2 tablespoons

1/8 cup

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

1/3 cup

8 tablespoons

1/2 cup

10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

2/3 cup

12 tablespoons

3/4 cup

14 tablespoons

7/8 cup

16 teaspoons

1 cup

1 cup

8 ounces

Food Equivalent Amounts

Food

Weight

Approximate Measure

Apples

1 pound

3 medium (3 cups sliced)

Bananas

1 pound

3 medium (2 1/2 cups sliced)

Berries

1 quart

3 1/2 cups

Butter or Margarine

1/4 pound stick

1/2 cup

Butter or Margarine

1 pound

2 cups

Coconut, Flaked

4 ounce can

1 1/3 cups

Cream Cheese

3 ounce package

6 tablespoons

Cream, heavy

1/2 pint

2 cups whipped

Dates, pitted

8 ounce package

1 1/4 cups cut up

Dates, chopped and sugar coated

7 1/2 ounce package

1 1/3 cups

Egg whites, fresh

about 8 to 11 whites

1 cup

Egg Yolks, fresh

about 12 to 14 yolks

1 cup

Flour, All-Purpose

1 pound

4 cups, sifted

Flour, Cake

1 pound

4 3/4 to 5 cups sifted

Gelatin

1 package

2 1/2 teaspoons

Graham Cracker, Crumbs

1 cup

14 square crackers

Lemon Juice

1 medium lemon

3 tablespoons juice

Lemon Rind

1 medium lemon

1 tablespoon grated rind

Milk, Evaporated

14 1/2 ounce can

1 2/3 cups

Milk, Evaporated

6 ounce can

3/4 cup

Milk, Sweetened Condensed

14 ounce can

1 1/4 cups

Milk, Sweetened Condensed

15 1/2 ounce can

1 1/3 cups

Nuts in Shell - Almonds

1 1/4 pound

1 to 1 3/4 cups nut meats

Nuts in Shell - Peanuts

1 pound

2 cups nut meats

Nuts in Shell - Pecans

1 pound

2 /14 cups nut meats

Nuts in Shell - Walnuts

1 pound

1 2/3 cups chopped

Nuts Shelled - Almonds

1 pound 2 ounces

4 cups

Nuts Shelled - Pecans

1 pound

4 cups

Nuts Shelled - Walnuts

1 pound

4 cups

Orange Juice

1 medium orange

1/2 cup juice

Orange Rind

1 medium orange

2 tablespoons grated rind

Raisins

15 ounce package

3 cups (not packed)

Sugar - Brown

1 pound

2 1/4 to 2 1/3 cups (firmly packed)

Sugar - Confectioners’

1 pound

about 4 1/2 cups unsifted

Sugar - Granulated or Superfine

1 pound

2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups

Wafer Crumbs, Chocolate

1 cup

19 wafers

Wafer Crumbs, Vanilla

1 cup

22 wafers

Yeast, Active Dry

1 package

1 tablespoon

Volume Metric Conversions (rounded)

Measurement

Equals

1 teaspoon

5 milliliter

1 tablespoon

15 milliliter

1/4 cup

50 milliliter

1/3 cup

75 milliliter

1/2 cup

125 milliliter

2/3 cup

150 milliliter

3/4 cup

175 milliliter

1 cup

250 milliliter

1 quart

1 liter

4 cups

1 liter

1 gallon

4 liters

4 quarts

4 liters

Weight Metric Conversions (rounded)

Measurement

Equals

1/2 ounce

15 grams

1 ounce

30 grams

3 ounces

85 grams

4 ounces

115 grams

8 ounces

225 grams

12 ounces

350 grams

16 ounces

455 grams

1 pound

455 grams

2 pounds = 1 kg

1 liter

4 cups

1 liter

1 gallon

4 liters

4 quarts

4 liters

2 pounds

1 kilogram

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