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Simple Ube Halaya Recipe

Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time42 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. grated purple yam
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil


  • Pour the coconut milk in a cooking pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Once the coconut milk start to boil, add the sugar. Stir until the sugar dilutes completely.
  • Put-in the grated purple yam. Continue to cook while stirring (using low to medium heat) until the texture gets thick. Note: It will take around 20 to 30 minutes. Please be patient.
  • Grease the llanera with cooking oil. Transfer the ube halaya to the greased llanera to mold it into shape.
  • Let it cool down to room temperature. You can serve it immediately of place it in the refrigerator (covered with cling sap).
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g