A pound of fresh pears is roughly three or four pears, or 2 cups sliced or cooked. Variations exist for measuring a pound of pears in other forms, such as canned or dried.
According to About.com, a pound of canned pear slices is about 2 to 2 1/2 cups. A pound of dried pears is about 2 3/4 cups, while cooked, dried pears measure about 5 1/2 cups. There are approximately 3,000 types of pears grown around the world. The most common types of pears grown and consumed in the United States are Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckel and Starkrimson. States in the Pacific Northwest region, specifically Washington and Oregon, grow and distribute the majority of the pears consumed in the United States.