One pound of pitted cherries contains between two and two and a half cups, or roughly eighty cherries. Consequently, considering identical measurements, one cup contains between 32 and 40 cherries.
Depending on how the cherries are processed, the number of cherries in 1 cup can vary. 1 pound of canned cherries, for example, gives around 1 1/2 cups of cherries, or approximately 60 cherries. Additionally, one pound of frozen cherries gives one-quarter cup, or fifty cherries. Four cups of dried cherries equal one pound.
When fresh cherries are out of season, frozen or canned cherries are suitable replacements. However, when substituting canned cherries, it is necessary to rinse off the juice or syrup.