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    15 oz. Can Pumpkin - How Many Cups?

    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrswaz View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Cool

    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.

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    I was just wondering the same thing and this is what Libby's FAQ 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.

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    Thanks very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badunnin View Post
    Are you basing this on the 15oz measurement? I'm pretty sure that's weight, not volume.
    Oops. 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrswaz View Post
    Oops. 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.

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