Measuring Fruits for Recipes: Weight to Cups Conversions | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Measuring Fruits for Recipes

Primary Image

How many pounds of fruit are in a cup?

Print Friendly and PDF
No content available.

When baking a peach pie or an apple cobbler, it can be challenging to determine how many pounds of fruit you need to purchase and prepare for the recipe. Our fruit handy conversion chart makes it easy to answer questions like “How many peaches are in a cup?” and “How many strawberries are in a pound?”

The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies.

Apples1 pound (3 or 4 medium) = 3 cups sliced
Bananas1 pound (3 or 4 medium) = 1–3/4 cups mashed
Berries1 quart = 3–1/2 cups
1 pound= 3 cups
Dates1 pound = 2–1/2 cups pitted
Lemon1 whole = 1 to 3 tablespoons juice; 1 to 1–1/2 teaspoons grated rind
Lime1 whole = 1–1/2 to 2 tablespoons juice
Orange1 medium = 6 to 8 tablespoons juice; 2 to 3 tablespoons grated rind
Peaches1 pound (4 medium) = 3 cups sliced
Pears1 pound (4 medium) = 2 cups sliced
Rhubarb1 pound = 2 cups cooked
Strawberries1 quart = 4 cups sliced
1 pound = 2 3/4 cups sliced 

Are you looking for some delicious ways to use your fresh fruit? Check out our favorite rhubarb recipes, 10 spectacular strawberry recipes, and the fan-favorite—fresh peach cobbler.

What fruit recipes are you cooking up this season? Let us know in the comments below!

About The Author

Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

No content available.