Measurement Conversions for Recipes

Prepared by Kimberly A. Baker, MS, RD, LD; Food Safety and Nutrition Agent and Adair Hoover, Program Assistant, Food Safety and Preservation, Clemson University HGIC (New 3/12.)

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Measuring Equivalents
Dry or Liquid Ingredients Equivalent Measurement
American Standard
3 teaspoons 1 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoons ¼ cup
5⅓ Tablespoons ⅓ cup
16 Tablespoons 1 cup
½ pound 8 oz.
1 pound 16 oz.
1 liter 1 quart plus ¼ cup
2 cups 1 pint
4 cups 2 pint
2 pints 1 quart
4 quarts 1 gallon
Fluid Ounces
2 Tablespoons 1 fluid ounce
1 cup 8 fluid ounces
1 pint 16 fluid ounces
1 quart 32 fluid ounces
1 dash (dry measure) ¼ teaspoon or less
1 pinch (dry measure) ⅛ teaspoon or less
juice of 1 lemon 2-3 tablespoon
peck (dry measure) 2 gallons
bushel (dry measure) 8 gallons
Name Abbreviation
teaspoon tsp. or t.
tablespoon Tbsp. or T.
cup c.
pint pt.
quart qt.
gallon gal. or gl.
ounce oz.
pound lb. or #
degrees Fahrenheit °F
Celsius °C
hour hr.
minute min.
second sec.
liter l
milliliter ml
gram gm or g
dozen doz.
fluid ounces fl. Oz.
bushel bu.
peck pk.
package pkg.

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