Ube Halaya Recipe (Purple Yam Jam)

This local jam is also used in Filipino delicacies such as halo-halo.

Ube halaya, also known as ube jam, is a Filipino dessert made from boiled and mashed purple yam, milk, and butter. There are various ways to prepare this creamy dessert but this recipe is the simplest and easiest to follow. It is used in other Filipino delicacies such as halo-halo and may be used as a spread for your breakfast pandesal. Whatever ube halaya is paired with, it's sure to please. The rich purple color of the dessert also makes it totally Instagram-worthy!


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The best ube halaya is the one you make at home.

Prep Time
30 mins 
Cooking Time
45 mins 
Ready In
1 hr 15 mins 
4 to 6
Cooking Method
Mix and Chill

Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Jam) Ingredients

How to Make Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Jam)

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