Many recipes call for chopped or sliced apples, measured in cups. But how many apples make a cup?
A larger apple, once peeled and cored will yield more than a smaller one. An easy way to estimate how many apples it will take to make a cup, is to use the assumption that 1 pound of apples will equate to about 3 cups, once they are prepared.
According to the good folks at King Arthur Flour, an apple loses about 30% of it’s weight when peeled and cored. It may take more small apples, or less large apples to net out a pound, but that pound should roughly yield about 3 cups.
To simplify it even more, there are roughly 3 average sized Granny Smith apples to a pound. Add an extra for smaller apples. When in doubt, but 1 or 2 more than you think you might need. You can always use the leftover fruit for a snack, or chopped into a salad for sweetness.
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