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). Ube halaya is also used in pastries and other desserts such as halo-halo and ice cream.
|Alternative names||Ube jam, Halayang ube, Purple yam jam|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Main ingredients||Mashed purple yam, coconut milk and/or condensed milk, and butter|
|Cookbook: Ube halaya Media: Ube halaya|
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.