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Ube Halaya Recipe is a lip-smacking Filipino soft dessert made from boiled and grated purple yam known as “Ube”. This becomes an all-time Filipino sweet tooth since it is made during special occasions— baptism, wedding and Christmas Eve. Much more to this, the Filipino ube halaya can be served as one of the main ingredients of Halo Halo.
If you are going to pursue with Ube Halaya recipe, you do not have to be an expert. The steps are simple though the mixing could be demanding. Nevertheless, you will like the end-product of this delectable and creamy dessert that the whole family will surely love.
Ube Halaya 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)
Ube Halaya 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 for Ube Halaya:
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.