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Halayang ube or purple yam jam is a Filipino favorite snack food and sometimes served as dessert. This delicious and glutinous sweet treat is made from purple yam root, grated and mixed with condensed milk and margarine or butter.

 

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Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe

 

Estimated preparation and cooking time: 2 hours

 

Halayang Ube Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo ube yam root

  • 1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk

  • 2 cans (12 ounces) condensed milk

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

 

Halayang Ube Cooking Instructions:

  • On a pot, boil the unpeeled ube yam in water and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  • Peel and finely grate the ube yam.

  • Heat a big wok in medium heat.

  • Melt butter or margarine, add the condensed milk and vanilla flavoring. Mix well.

  • Add the 1 kilo grated ube yam,

  • Adjust the heat to low

  • Keep on mixing the ingredients for about 30 minutes or until sticky and a bit dry (but still moist).

  • Add the evaporated milk and continue to mix for another 15 minutes.

  • Let cool and place on a large platter.

  • Refrigerate before serving the halayang ube.

 

Cooking Tips:

  • You may spread additional butter or margarine on top of the jam before serving.

  • For the sweet toothed, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the jam after placing on the large platter.

  • Instead of manually grating the ube, you may cut it in cubes and use a blender to powderize the ube.

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