Strawberry Measures Conversions, Substitutions & Equivalents

Strawberry Conversions, Substitutions, and EquivalentsJust about everyone loves the sweet taste of ripe strawberries.  But, sometimes recipes have been devised that require just the right amount of just the right form of strawberries.  It can be confusion trying to juggle numbers and equations in one’s head while juggling berries, measuring cups, and other kitchen implements with one’s hands.

To simplify the process of cooking with strawberries, we are going to break it down for you.  You can even print this post out and stick it with your favorite recipes that call for strawberries if you’d like.  Here is what you need to know when measuring strawberries, doing strawberry conversions, or working out strawberry equivalents for your culinary creations:

Strawberry Measures | Strawberry Conversions | Strawberry Substitutions | Strawberry Equivalents

1.5 lbs = 1 quart or 2 pints or 4 cups

1 quart = 4 servings

1 small basket = 1 pint

1 pint = 3.25 cups of whole strawberries

1 pint = between 1.5 and 2.25 cups of sliced strawberries

1 pint = between 1.25 and 1.67 cups of pureed strawberries

1 cup = approximately 4 oz of strawberries

1 cup whole strawberries = 0.5 cup pureed strawberries

1 pint = 12 large strawberries

1 pint = 24 medium strawberries

1 pint = 36 small strawberries

1 pint = 2.5 cups whole small strawberries

1.5 cups = 10 oz package of frozen strawberries

1.25 cups = 10 oz package of frozen strawberries in syrup

4 cups = 20 oz package of frozen whole strawberries

2.50 cups sliced = 20 oz package of frozen whole strawberries

2.25 cups pureed = 20 oz package of frozen whole strawberries

Virtually all berries are interchangeable in recipes, measure for measure.  If you want raspberries or blueberries or blackberries in your raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry pie, just swap them.  But, really, why would you want to do that?!  Additionally, this chart of approximate metric equivalents may help you:

strawberry substitutionsEnjoy your strawberry culinary creations, and hopefully these strawberry measures, conversions, substitutions, and equivalents will help you convert strawberry measurements so that you get it just right.

8 comments to Strawberry Measures Conversions, Substitutions & Equivalents

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Sherri Deal,
    It completely depends on the recipe you are using and the size of the flats. Many recipes call for whole strawberries that puree down to 1/2 the volume. So, if you get a gallon-sized flat, each one should do roughly two quarts. So, you’d need a ballpark of 10. Good luck!

  • Sherri Deal

    How many flats of strawberries would it take to make 20 quart jars of jam. Ballpark information requested. Going to u-pick

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Shelley Kaye Nunez,
    I’m sorry, but I don’t! Good luck!

  • Shelley Kaye Nunez

    I have a question reguarding frozen strawberries. In the 1970s frozen strawberries came in rather oblong containers. They had a metal top and bottom and a cardboard center. They are no longer made that way. I have a recipe for a cake that calls for 3 of those containers. I do not know how many ounces each contained. Does anyone know?

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Elvira Chivers,
    Yes, as long as they are in the same form (i.e. whole vs chopped vs pureed, etc). Good luck!

  • Elvia Chivers

    Can you substitude 4 cups fresh strawberries for 4 cups of frozson strawberries?

  • Mr. Strawberry

    Maxine Ferris,
    I’m glad you found the answer for which you were seeking!

  • Maxine Ferris

    You had the answer, thank you for this site. I needed to know how many strawberries make a quart.

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