Ube halaya

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Ube halaya
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Top: Packaged ube halaya sold with other delicacies
Bottom: Homemade ube halaya
Alternative names Ube jam, Halayang ube, Purple yam jam
Course dessert
Place of origin Philippines
Serving temperature cold
Main ingredients Mashed purple yam, coconut milk and/or condensed milk, and butter

Ube jam, ube halaya or halayang ube (variant spellings halea, haleya; from the Spanish jalea, "jam") is a Philippine dessert made from boiled and mashed purple yam (Dioscorea alata, locally known as ube).[1] Ube halaya is also used in pastries and other desserts such as halo-halo and ice cream.


The main ingredient is peeled and boiled purple yam which is grated and mashed. The mashed yam, with condensed milk and/or coconut milk, are added to a saucepan where butter or margarine had been melted. The mixture is stirred until thickened. Once thickened, the mixture is cooled down and placed on a platter or into containers of various shapes.

Ube halaya is typically served cold, after refrigeration. Optional topping includes browned grated coconut or condensed milk.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Halayang Ube-Purple Yam Jam".
  • Alejandro, R., & Tettoni, L. (2012). Authentic Recipes from the Philippines. New York: Tuttle Pub.