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Purple Yam Jam

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 h 55 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 262 calories; 10.7 37.3 5.3 34 115 Full nutrition

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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 y...

Addictive!! It's delicious on its own or on toast. Thank you for the recipe.

This reminds me so much of my Grandma. Thank you :)