In cooking, “yield” means how many servings a recipe makes. Most recipes use the word “yields” and a number at the beginning or end of the list of ingredients.
Dictionary.com says that the word “yield” means to give or make something through a natural process or in exchange for care. This is a formal term that is used in many recipes to tell cooks how much food comes out of a certain cooking method. Some recipes say “makes” or “serves” instead of “yields,” but it still means the same thing.