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Whether you’re shopping on a budget or with a particular dish in mind, it’s helpful to know how many apples are in a pound. After all, most grocers price apple by weight, and recipes like our Easiest Apple Pie call for a certain number of pounds of apples (in that case, four).
Why? Because apples vary in size. Some varieties are known for being larger than others, but there’s even diversity within each type of apple. A Red Delicious, for example, can measure anywhere from 2.3 to 3.6 inches in diameter.
Given these variables, it makes sense for retailers and recipe writers to specify a weight rather than number of apples.
How Many Apples are in a Pound?
One pound of apples is about three medium-sized apples. To qualify as medium, each apple must be about the size of a tennis ball or something you can hold comfortably in the palm of your hand.
From here it’s pretty easy to scale up depending on what you need. If a recipe calls for three pounds of apples, you can buy 10 apples and feel confident you’ll have all you need.
This is also helpful when trying to decide between purchasing loose apples or bagged apples. If the size of the apples are a factor for you, you have a starting point of three medium-sized apples equating to one pound to build off of.
How Many Apples are in a Cup, or a Peck?
Moments will arise when you need to buy apples by another form of measurement. If you’re shopping at an orchard, farmstand, or bulk retailer, you may see apples priced by the peck, a volume measurement. One peck of apples is equivalent to approximately 13 pounds of apples.
Cups are a trickier form of measurement. If a recipe calls for one cup of peeled and chopped apples, for example, the size of your dice and fineness of your cuts will affect how you convert from pounds. Generally speaking, one pound of roughly chopped apples yields four cups. If you finely chop your apples, expect one pound to equal about three cups.