## 6/5/12

### 0Kitchen Tip: How Many Strawberries for a Recipe?

When I was making my Strawberry Lemonade concentrate, the original recipe called for 6 cups of strawberries.

I stared at the four pound package of strawberries in Costco, trying to figure out how many 6 cups of strawberries were.  I was so lost....

How many strawberries will fit into a measuring cup?  Three?

After some research, how many cups of strawberries depend upon if they are being used whole, sliced, mashed or pureed.

Here's a handy dandy formula for you:

1 pound of strawberries = 3 3/4 cups whole
3 cups sliced
1 3/4 cup mashed
2 cups pureed

So, for my four pound package of Costco strawberries, I got eight cups of puree!

Oh, you need the formula for lemons?  Click on this link HERE.

Enjoy your summer in a bottle!