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Ube Halaya Recipe (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Halaya is a Filipino dessert made from purple yam. This Ube Halaya Recipe uses frozen purple yam and is some trick to have it really smooth and lump-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: ube halaya, ube jam
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Bebs



  • Melt the butter in a wide, deep pan over medium heat. Add the grated yam and coconut milk. Bring it to a boil while stirring occasionally. Let it cook for 15 minutes. Transfer the yam mixture in a blender or use a stab mixer to turn it into a fine puree.
  • Return the yam mixture back to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Turn heat to medium-low and let it simmer while stirring regularly, for another 20-30 minutes or until it turns into a thick, sticky dough and pulls away from the side of the pan when stirring.
  • Grease 2 -3 llanera generously with butter. Divide the Ube Halaya into the llanera and let it cool down to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg