When a recipe calls for 6 lbs. of tomatoes is it 6 lbs. after peeled and cored?

Asked August 3, 2020, 2:27 PM EDT

When a recipe calls for 6 lbs. of tomatoes is it 6 lbs. after peeled and cored?

Saginaw County Michigan

1 Response

Hi,
You ask a good question. But if you read your recipe carefully, the directions (at least from the research-tested recipe I'm looking at) will read, for example: 5 cups chopped, peeled cored tomatoes. That would mean you are measuring, or weighing your tomatoes after they have been peeled and cored. So you'll have an estimated weight when you purchase them and go from there.
Lisa