Number of Cups in 1LB Brown Sugar


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

Abear from LA



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By mcw 80 1,754 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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By Beth 25 1,120 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.

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By susan 8 1,368 11/15/2007

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

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By debra whittaker 4 12 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.

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By Susan Sanders-Kinzel 9 2,498 11/16/2007

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

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By Stephen (Guest Post) 12/13/2007

2.3 cups of sugar per pound

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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!

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