Cherry Measures, Equivalents and Substitutions

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Cherry Measures, Equivalents and Substitutions

Frozen cherries can be substituted for fresh cherries in most recipes. If you are substituting canned cherries for fresh, you may need to drain and/or rinse off the syrup before proceeding.

• 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = about 80 cherries
• 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = 2-1/3 cups pitted
• 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = 1-1/2 cups cherry juice
• 16 ounces canned cherries = 1-1/2 cups
• 21 ounces canned cherry filling = 1-1/2 cups
• 10 ounces frozen cherries = 1 cup
• 2 ounces dried cherries = 1/2 cup
• 1 cup fresh sweet cherries = 1 serving

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