A common question when it comes to cooking or baking with apples is how many are in a pound. Knowing this information can help you get the right amount of apples for a recipe without having to weigh them.
The problem is, that apples are a natural product so they can vary in weight considerably, so to get the most accurate answer we will use averages, based on different-sized apples.
Using average weights for generic apples you can expect to get two to three apples in a pound. This is equal to two large apples or three small ones.
In this article, we’ll help you to estimate the number of apples in any pound weight as accurately as possible and you can use our quick calculator to convert pound weights to apples for any serving.
Information In This Article
Use the links below to jump to the section you need:
- The number of apples in a pound per weight (and multiple-pound weights)
- Pound weight to apples calculator
- The number of apples in a pound per variety (and multiple-pound weights), including:
- Fuji apples
- Honeycrisp apples
- Gala apples
- Granny Smith apples
- Golden delicious apples
- Red delicious apples
- How many cups of apple are in a pound (sliced or chopped)
The Number Of Apples In A Pound (Per Size)
When you categorize apples into small, medium, or large, you can expect to get two small apples, two and a half medium-sized apples, or two large apples in a pound.
The chart below provides a quick reference guide to the number of small, medium, or large apples you can expect in a pound weight (from one to ten pounds). If you need to calculate weights that are not covered in this chart, skip to the calculator below.
|Number of pounds||Number of small apples |
each) per weight
|Number of Medium apples |
each) per weight
|Number of large apples |
each) per weight
Pound Weight To Apples Calculator
This calculator will help you to work out how many average-sized small, medium or large apples are in any pound weight.
Input your apple size and weight in pounds using a decimal value if applicable (for example 2 or 2.5 pounds) to get started:
Average Apple Weights (used for this article)
All the data and information used in this article is based on average apple weights (as per the USDA). For information, here are the typical weights of an average small, medium, or large apple:
- Average small apple weight – 149g / 0.33lb
- Average medium apple weight – 182g / 0.4lb
- Average large apple weight – 223g / 0.49lb
The Number Of Apples In A Pound (Per Variety)
Each variety of apple will vary in size and weight, which will impact the amount you get in a pound. For example, a smaller variety of apple like the golden delicious has an average medium apple weight of 169g, compared to a large variety like red delicious where a medium-sized apple weighs 212g.
The charts in this section will help you to work out how many apples you can get in a pound per variety, for an average small, medium, or large apple in that class.
Number Of Fuji Apples In A Pound
Fuji apples are typically larger apples, but like any variety, they will vary in size and weight. A medium-sized fuji apple weighs an average of 192g per fruit, so you will get about two and a half medium apples per pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small fuji apples (158g) |
|Average number of medium fuji apples (192g) |
|Average number of large fuji apples (236g) |
Number Of Honeycrisp Apples In A Pound
Honeycrisp apples are another example of a larger apple variety. An average medium-sized Honeycrisp apple weighs about 192g, so you can expect about two and a half medium apples in a pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small Honeycrisp apples (158g) per weight||Average number of medium Honeycrisp apples (192g) per weight||Average number of large Honeycrisp apples (236g) per weight|
Number Of Gala Apples In A Pound
A gala apple variety is typically a smaller variety and a medium-sized gala weighs about 172g. Based on this weight, you can expect to get about two and a half to three medium gala apples per pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small gala apples (157g) per weight||Average number of medium gala apples (172g) per weight||Average number of large gala apples (200g) per weight|
Number Of Granny Smith Apples In A Pound
The Granny Smith apple is another example of a smaller variety and an average medium-sized apple will weigh about 167g. Using this weight as an average, you can expect to get about two and a half to three medium Granny Smith apples in a pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small Granny Smith apples (144g) per weight||Average number of medium Granny Smith apples (167g) per weight||Average number of large Granny Smith apples (206g) per weight|
Number Of Golden Delicious Apples In A Pound
The golden delicious apple is smaller than most varieties and a medium apple will weigh an average of 169g. Based on this average weight you can expect to get two and a half to three medium golden delicious apples in a pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small golden delicious apples (129g) per weight||Average number of medium golden delicious apples (169g) per weight||Average number of large golden delicious apples (215g) per weight|
Number Of Red Delicious Apples In A Pound
Red delicious apples are one of the largest varieties of apple and an average medium-sized apple will weigh about 212g. Using this average figure, you can expect to get about two medium red delicious apples in a pound.
|Number of pounds||Average number of small red delicious apples (158g) per weight||Average number of medium red delicious apples (212g) per weight||Average number of large red delicious apples (260g) per weight|
How Many Cups Of Apple Are In A Pound?
A cup of sliced apple will weigh about 109g and a cup of chopped apple will weigh about 125g. Taking these weights into consideration, you can expect to get just over four cups of sliced apple per pound and about three and a half cups of chopped apple per pound.
The table below shows more cup weight-to-pound conversions – please note that weights might vary slightly if the apple is chopped into larger pieces because this will create more air space in the cup.
|Number of |
|Number of (109g) cups of |
sliced apple per weight
|Number of (125g) cups of |
chopped apple per weight
For more information and a calculator that you can use to convert apple cup weights, take a look at the article in the link below:
If the apples are small (weighing an average of 149g each), two will weigh 0.66lb. Two large apples will weigh an average of 223g each and will weigh just under one pound.
If the apples are small, you will get about six in a two-pound bag, if they’re medium-sized you will get about five apples and if they’re large you will get about four apples in a bag.
More Apple Resources and Calculators
This page is part of a series of helpful articles related to apple weights, servings, and conversions, the links below will take you to the other articles in this series, depending on what you’re looking for:
How much does an apple weigh? – all about generic apple weights for various sizes – including a calorie calculator.
How much does a fuji apple weigh? – a page specific to the weights and calories of a fuji apple
How much does a Granny Smith apple weigh? – a page specific to the weights and calories of a Granny Smith apple
How much does a Honeycrisp apple weigh? – a page specific to the weights and calories of a Honeycrisp apple
How much does a gala apple weigh? – a page specific to the weights and calories of a gala apple
How much does a golden delicious apple weigh? – a page specific to the weights and calories of a golden delicious apple
References Used for this Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from the USDA FoodData Central; the link below contains the source information in case you need it: