Saturday, November 22, 2008

#38_Ube de Jalea or Halaya Ube

Jalea de Ube

This is one of the "make-ahead" items on my list for the Thanksgiving dinner. It was getting late and the lighting wasn't very good, but I went ahead and took this picture anyway so that I can post this entry tonight as I'm afraid I won't be able to do it in the next few days.

Some people might wonder what ube is? It is a root crop which is sometimes called purple yam used in making desserts. Mr. Wiki (pedia) can tell you more about it.

I will be making a Brazo de Mercedes with Ube on Wednesday for my Filipino friends who are coming to the dinner. For the halaya ube, I can make it days ahead, so that will be real helpful with the time element. As the chefs in Food Network say, a sucessful dinner is all about timing. I hope so.

I only need one batch for the cake but I doubled the recipe (above picture) because I love to eat this dessert.

The recipe is really simple as you can see it has only 3 ingredients and if you want a good workout for your arm, you'll want to try making this dessert.

Here's the recipe for the Ube de Jalea:

1 package grated frozen ube, thawed out

1 stick butter

1 can condensed milk


1) Pass the thawed out ube through a sieve because you want this to be really smooth.

2) Put all the ingredients in a non-stick pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.

3) Press the cooked jalea onto a buttered dish.


1. Because I will be spreading the ube halaya on the merigue (for the brazo cake) I made it a little thinner than I normally do.

2. I usually mix in about 2 tbsp. of mochico with just enough water to dissolve it, into the halaya mixture for body and better texture.


  1. Very old post pero would like to know kung ano ang weight ng "1 package Frozen Ube". Thanks.

    1. Anonymous, 1 package of ube is 16 0z.Thanks!