Ube is purple yam. It is a very popular ingredient in the Philippines, used in many dishes. The beautiful purple flesh is particularly appreciated in desserts. It is related to sweet potatoes and roots like taro, but different.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients of Ube Halaya

  • 675g ube
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup condenced milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions For Ube Halaya

  1. Steam or boil ube for 40 minutes.
  2. After cooling chop into cubes and set aside.
  3. Add the cooked ube, milk, coconut milk and sugar.
  4. Blend the mixture to make the ube as smooth and silky as possible.
  5. Once smooth, cook them for 45 minutes.
  6. Stir the mixture continually while cooking.The jam mix will spit so just be careful when you remove the lid.
  7. When the jam has thickened, whisk in the butter, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt.
  8. Close with the lids. Allow the jam to cool down to room temperature.
  9. The ube jam will last in the fridge for about 5 days.


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