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How much does a pint of grape tomatoes weigh?

I love the recipe for Tomato Conserva in the March-April 2019 issue. I've confused myself with the amount of tomatoes I'm using. The recipe calls for 4 pints grape or cherry tomatoes. I've been using 2 - 16 oz. (1 LB) containers. That's the same, yes?

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  • I was puzzled by the same thing myself, but weighing each package in the store was inconclusive. My grocery store is usually helpful in the extreme; in this case I went on line and was told the cherry tomatoes in my pint, were 5.40" in Height, 4.55" in Width and 2.30"Deep. 🙄I didn't measure them myself.

    Over the course of several recipes and about a year. I weighed pints myself and found that a pint of cherry tomatoes was never less than 10 ounces nor more than 12 ounces. The average weight was 11.52 ounces over 12 pints. So four pints would be about 40 to 44 ounces. 🤔

    If you are happy with the way the recipe comes out, I think you just keep doin' what you are doin'. If you use 32 ounces instead of 44 I doubt anyone will notice. 😊

  • My grocery store went to ridiculous extremes, telling me the Height (2.30"), Width (5.35") and Depth (4.60") of the tomatoes in the pint. 🤔 That just left me more confused, so I weighed different packages myself as I was cooking and it seems that a pint of cherry or grape tomatoes will weigh around 11 or 12 ounces, but never less than 10 oz. So 4 pints could be could be between 40 or 48 ounces.

    This may sound like blasphemy, but I think if you like the way the recipe comes out, you should just keep doin' what you are doin'. 😉

  • I’m confused. Being a left-brained person, I can’t understand how 10-12 ounces equals a pint. I go by weight when measuring anything that doesn’t completely fill a measuring cup. So my interpretation of “pint” will always be based on reality, not on what the grocer claims. They don’t buy the tomatoes according to the size of the container, they buy by weight. Since we have no control over the weight of the items in a package, could you please stop using volume units for dry goods and instead use weight units?

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