Why Doesn't a Pint of Blueberries Weigh 16 Ounces?
Is my grocery store ripping me off?
A dry pint is not a measurement of weight—it provides a measure of volume, as in cubic inches. (A liquid pint, such as a pint of cream, is a measure of fluid ounces. One liquid pint equals 16 fluid ounces). A dry pint of feathers takes up the same amount of space as a dry pint of marbles, but they certainly don’t weigh the same!
One pint of blueberries should fill about 2 dry cup measures—and should come right to the top of the pint container in which they are sold. Chances are, your pint will weigh about 12 ounces, give or take a little.
A single pint of blueberries is great to have on hand for snacking, tossing a handful into smoothies, and making light and lovely summer meals, like this Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad. Grab a few pints of blueberries, and you'll have the perfect amount for a bubbling, buttery blueberry cobbler—you'll just need to decide whether you want to go for biscuit-topped or crust-topped. For details on th best way to store your berries for optimal longevity, check out our guide to buying, storing, and cooking with blueberries. And to find more ideas on using blueberries in recipes, take a look at our collection of favorite blueberry cobblers and pies, as well as other sweet and simple bluberry desserts.