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Number of Cups in 1LB Brown Sugar

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How many cups are in a 1lb bag of brown sugar?

Abear from LA

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By Tim (Guest Post)10/04/2008

A 2lb bag lists 226 teaspoon servings per bag. Just convert that into cups and you find that 1 lb of brown sugar is 2.3541667 cups. Just round that to 2 and 1/3 cups and you got it!

By Stephen (Guest Post)12/13/2007

2.3 cups of sugar per pound

By Susan Sanders-Kinzel [9]11/16/2007

2 1/2 Cups of brown sugar packed = 1 pound

By debra whittaker [4]11/15/2007

Hi Abear

I believe it is sold by weight. I'm not very sure on cup measurements.

Oh by the way...I sure wish you would come back to visit us at family corner. We miss you lots. Don't know if you remember me or not. You are from my hometown.

By susan [5]11/15/2007

Brown sugar is sold by weight, not volume (like honey), so one cup will not be 8 ounces like most things.

By Beth [25]11/14/2007

You can't compare 8 ounces liquid measure to 8 ounces of weight. Everything you put in an 8 oz liquid measuring cup will weigh something different. Cooks Illustrated says that one packed cup of brown sugar weighs 7 ounces. So one pound will yeild just over 2 1/4 cups.

By Marjorie C. Woodworth [82]11/13/2007

It's simple math, 1 cup = 8 oz., 2 cups = 16 oz. I'm referring to brown sugar that isn't packed.

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