sadie

11-03-2007, 10:34 AM

Does anyone know how many cups are in a 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree? I've seen 1 1/2 and also 1 3/4, and am wondering which is correct. Thanks.

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sadie

11-03-2007, 10:34 AM

Does anyone know how many cups are in a 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree? I've seen 1 1/2 and also 1 3/4, and am wondering which is correct. Thanks.

mrswaz

11-03-2007, 10:45 AM

Well, technically, I suppose the correct answer would be 1 7/8 cups, but that would be if you did a perfect job of scraping out the can. :)

badunnin

11-03-2007, 11:00 AM

Well, technically, I suppose the correct answer would be 1 7/8 cups, but that would be if you did a perfect job of scraping out the can. :)

Are you basing this on the 15oz measurement? I'm pretty sure that's weight, not volume.

Are you basing this on the 15oz measurement? I'm pretty sure that's weight, not volume.

honeygirl1971

11-03-2007, 11:35 AM

It IS weight, not volume. I learned fairly recently and somewhat to my surprise that in the US, most can measures are by weight, not volume.

I was wondering this exact question this week, since I wanted to make a half-recipe of pumpkin penne and only had one of the big cans of pumpkin. I just "guesstimated" half a can, since for the penne it didn't have to be super precise.

I was wondering this exact question this week, since I wanted to make a half-recipe of pumpkin penne and only had one of the big cans of pumpkin. I just "guesstimated" half a can, since for the penne it didn't have to be super precise.

PattiA

11-03-2007, 11:40 AM

I have a 15-ounce can of Libby's pumpkin. Serving size is 1/2 cup. It says that the can contains about 3 1/2 servings. So I'd say it contains about 1 3/4 cups. I'd measure it for you, but it is not a full can. I used 1/2 cup to make the CL Pumpkin Biscuits. YUM.

Gail

11-03-2007, 11:53 AM

As it happens, this question comes up all the time in my work, so I've memorized that Libby's site indicates that size can equals 1 3/4 cup as indicated above.

ssgold

11-03-2007, 11:56 AM

I was just wondering the same thing and this is what Libby's FAQ (http://www.verybestbaking.com/advice/faq/results.aspx?ID=6&name=LIBBY'S%20Pumpkin%20Canned%20Pumpkin&keyword=)says:

Question: How much pumpkin is in each size can of Libby's Pumpkin?

Answer: A 15-ounce can of LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin contains 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin. A 29-ounce can of LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin contains 3 1/2 cups of pumpkin.

Stacey

Question: How much pumpkin is in each size can of Libby's Pumpkin?

Answer: A 15-ounce can of LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin contains 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin. A 29-ounce can of LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin contains 3 1/2 cups of pumpkin.

Stacey

sadie

11-03-2007, 04:34 PM

Thanks very much!

mrswaz

11-03-2007, 06:44 PM

Are you basing this on the 15oz measurement? I'm pretty sure that's weight, not volume.

Oops. :o I cook and freeze my own pumpkin puree, and when I put it in the freezer bags, I measure 2 cups, and then write 16 ozs. on the bag.

Oops. :o I cook and freeze my own pumpkin puree, and when I put it in the freezer bags, I measure 2 cups, and then write 16 ozs. on the bag.

heavy hedonist

11-04-2007, 08:14 AM

Oops. :o I cook and freeze my own pumpkin puree, and when I put it in the freezer bags, I measure 2 cups, and then write 16 ozs. on the bag.

i wouldn't worry too much-- probably picks up some liqid from freezing anyway.

i made pumpkin pie last night, using fresh puree, and it was the same amount as a can! the recipe called for 2 cups, i used what i had, it was fine. you can always add a little more of the other liquid the recipe calls for, or a dash of milk, to make up for it, in muffins and cake and such. with pie, it's not even necessary.

i wouldn't worry too much-- probably picks up some liqid from freezing anyway.

i made pumpkin pie last night, using fresh puree, and it was the same amount as a can! the recipe called for 2 cups, i used what i had, it was fine. you can always add a little more of the other liquid the recipe calls for, or a dash of milk, to make up for it, in muffins and cake and such. with pie, it's not even necessary.

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