1 cup of shortening weighs 7 oz. So if 16 oz. = l pound, its about 2 1/4 cups. The best way to convert is to multiply how many cups you need by 16 oz., then divide by 7. That will get you back to cups.
Asked in Shortening
How many cups in a 3 lb can of shortening?
Actually, using dry measure, there are 2 cups in a pound of shortening. Therefore, a 3 pound can has 6 cups of shortening. Perhaps 48 cups is correct if the shortening is melted and liquid measure is used. I am uncertain about this, but I know the dry measure is correct. Most people would be using the dry measure for baking recipes. 48 No it's not. Weight and Volume are not always equal. To get the correct answer you need to...
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What is three cups of shortening divided by 4 equal?
how many ounces in a cup