Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Measuring Apples

 

Still life with applesAutumn is apple season, and our thoughts turn to pies, tarts and other uses for these delicious fruits.

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.

This beauty is our signature apple tart in process!

This beauty is our signature apple tart in process!

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.

photo: Glasshouse Images

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