Ube Purple Yam Cheesecake

an image of a purple cheesecake made from ube - a purple yam

5 from 2 reviews

Are you sure you are ready for this? You will want some. Now you have been warned, it’s yummy!


  1. 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  2. 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons Sugar (divided)
  3. 1/3 cup melted butter
  4. 1 cup shredded ube (Purple Yam)
  5. 2 pkg (16 ounces) cream cheese (room temperature)
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 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 Β and Tested Recipes from Home ChefsΒ 


Keywords: cheesecake

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