Ube Halaya - Philippine Purple Yam Spread

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 1 1/2 cup


  • 250 gram ube (purple yam), peeled and cubed into 1" (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter (or 1 tablespoon unsalted butter + 1/4 teaspoon salt)


  1. Steam/boil yam until fork tender. Drain, then mash with a fork (or with a food processor).
  2. Boil together mashed yam with condensed milk, coconut milk, sugar, and butter in a sauce pot. Once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the spread is thick. I usually stop cooking once I can see the bottom of the pot when scrape with a spatula.
  3. Transfer the cooked spread into clean glass jar(s) and store in the refrigerator. Allow the spread to return to room temperature prior to serving.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.