Halayang Ube

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) 

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.