Are you sure you are ready for this Ube Purple Yam Cheesecake? You will want some. Now you have been warned. It’s yummy!
Ube, meaning tuber in Tagalog, is a purple yam originally from the Philippines. Different than the purple sweet potato, it has an even sweeter, more mellow taste than its orange relative.
What does ube taste like?
Even though ube and purple sweet potatoes share a sweet, earthy taste, ube has a distinctively nuttier, vanilla-like flavor. In addition to their differences in taste, ube is moister than sweet potatoes, which tend to be drier in texture.
What is the English term for ube?
Dioscorea alata, also known as purple yam, ube (/ˈubɛ/, /ˈubeɪ/), or greater yam, among many other names, is a species of yam (a tuber).
Are you sure you are ready for this? You will want some. Now you have been warned, it’s yummy!
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Sugar (divided)
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup shredded ube (Purple Yam)
- 2 pkg (16 ounces) cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 Tablespoons of Sugar, and butter. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie dish
- With mixes, beat the cream cheese, shredded ube, 1 cup Sugar, and vanilla until blended. (You can find it in your local Asian grocery store. They usually sell it in fresh and frozen form. Either work with this recipe.)
- At low speed, add eggs, one at a time, until blended. Be careful not to over-mix.
- Pour over the crust.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until the center is almost set. Then remove from oven.
- Allow chilling in the refrigerator before serving
Prepared, tried, and tested by David of The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs
- Serving Size: 12 servings
- Calories: 201
- Sugar: 18.3 g
- Sodium: 137.2 mg
- Fat: 11.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 21 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 3.3 g
- Cholesterol: 89.9 mg