This is a Filipino recipe. It's called halayang ube in the Philippines. It's a sweet treat made from purple yam which is commonly found in the country. You can eat this with bread or by itself.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
1 hr 20 mins
30 mins
1 hr 55 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook yam in the boiling water until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled. Peel and thinly grate the flesh.

  • Melt butter in a wok over medium heat. Stir in condensed milk and vanilla extract. Add grated purple yam. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is sticky but not dry, about 30 minutes. Pour in evaporated milk; cook and stir for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Transfer yam mixture to a container and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Chill before serving.

Cook's Note:

Use 1 package of frozen grated purple yam instead of the fresh yam if desired.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 37.3g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 34mg; sodium 115.5mg. Full Nutrition

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
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Rating: 5 stars
Addictive!! It's delicious on its own or on toast. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious recipe! Will definitely make again! I cannot stress enough that the instructions are accurate and should be followed closely. Such as when it is mentioned that you should remove the yam mixture from the heat after 15 minutes you should remove the yam mixture. A word of caution be vigilant in checking on your boiling yams it is very easy to overcook them making them more difficult to grate. Apart from this it is an amazing recipe that is very rewarding. I have no doubt that you will soon be saying YES to this jam! Not only did this recipe inspire us to make yam jam it was also the beginning of our quest to make fig and date jam. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This reminds me so much of my Grandma. Thank you :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it and love the recipe. It’s really good but for me it’s a little to sweet, I will lessen the condensed milk next time. Read More