Equivalent Amounts & Measures

Following are lists of measurements and their equivalents to help you when converting measurements recipes. Click on one of the quick links below to go the specific chart on this page.

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Equivalent Measures
Dry Equivalent Measures
Food Equivalent Amounts

Can Equivalent Amounts
Volume Metric Conversions (rounded)
Weight Metric Conversions (rounded)

Equivalent Measures

Measurement

Equals

2 tablespoons

1 fluid ounce

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

speck

as much as can be taken up on the point of a paring knife or other 1/4" surface; or a slight shake from a spice box.

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

Can Equivalent Amounts

This chart will help convert some favorite old recipes that call for can sizes.

Can Size Number

Approx. Volume of Food

Approximate Weight of Food

No. 1 picnic

1 1/4 cups

10 1/2 to 12 ounces

No. 300

1 3/4 cups

14 to 16 ounces

No. 303

1 quart

3 1/2 cups

No. 2

2 1/2 cups

20 ounces

No. 2 1/2

3 1/2 cups

27 to 29 ounces

No. 3

5 3/4 cups

51 ounces

No. 10

3 quarts

6 1/2 pounds to 7 pounds and 5 ounces

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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