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Ube Halaya

Halayang Ube is a very simple dish but it takes a little patience and some muscle power. Make sure you block an hour because you have to stay with it the whole time. Enjoy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: halayang ube, ube
Author: Pam from Pinoybites.com


  • 2 packs frozen grated ube Philiipine purple yam, thawed
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk I only use Aroy-D brand
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons McCormick ube flavor
  • 1 / 4 tsp purple food color optional
  • 3 / 4 cup white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Here's How:

  • In a large shallow pan (preferably nonstick), place the thawed ube, evaporated milk, coconut milk, ube flavor and color,sugar and salt. Mix well until combined. Turn on heat to medium and mix carefully until mixture boils. Stir almost continuously for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the condensed milk and continue cooking (and mixing) for another 20-30 minutes or until it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and is very thick .
  • Add the butter and cook while stirring for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving dish. Enjoy!