Ube halaya (purple yam jam) recipe

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This recipe for Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Jam) is easy to make và yields a thick, creamy sweet spread lightly fragranced with coconut. It is vegan và consists of only 4 ingredients: ube yam, coconut milk, vanilla extract và granulated cane sugar.

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How to lớn make it

In a large pot over medium heat, địa chỉ cửa hàng the grated ube, coconut milk & granulated sugar.

Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula until the mixture is smooth.

Reduce khổng lồ medium-low heat and continuously stir until thickened & creamy.

It will take about 20-25 minutes, depending on your stove"s heat.

Near the kết thúc of the cooking time, stir in the vanilla extract.

Once thickened, transfer to lớn a clean, sterilized glass jar and let cool.

Note: The ube jam will continue khổng lồ thicken once cooled.

How lớn store

Store the Ube Halaya jam in the fridge for up to 1 week.

I don"t recommend freezing this homemade ube jam as the texture will change once defrosted.

How to use

There are plenty of ways khổng lồ use Ube Halaya.

Use the Ube Halaya as a spread/filling, baked in buns or bread, or as a base in ice cream.

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Note: due to coconut milk in the mixture, the ube jam may be solid while chilled. Just let it warm up a little và it will be easily spreadable.

FAQ"s, tips & troubleshooting

It"s important khổng lồ take your time with this ube jam.

Low và slow is the key.

You"ll also need to consistently stir the jam, so that it doesn"t stick to the bottom of the pot.

Using a large pot will help with the sputtering, & the increased surface area will help the jam thicken up faster.

The ube jam will continue lớn thicken once cooled.

Can I use frozen ube?

Yes, fresh ube can be difficult khổng lồ come by, so this recipe was tested with frozen grated ube.

Can I add ube extract?

If you have ube extract on hand, you can địa chỉ cửa hàng a little to lớn the mixture khổng lồ enhance the colour (although already vivid).

Is it gluten-free?

Yes, ube is naturally gluten-free.

Is this ube halaya vegan?

Yes, this particular recipe is vegan, dairy-free & plant-based.

How can I make it smooth?

Sometimes, after cooking there still may be lumps in the ube. You can run the ube halaya in a food processor or use an immersion blender stick to make it super smooth.