Pastillas de Ube is a bite sized sweet chewy purple yam flavoured candy and is made from milk, purple yam and sugar. It is a perfect gift and dessert for picnics and parties. This delightful piece of heaven is attributed to the province of Bulacan which is located in Philippines and which is still the pastillas making capital of the country.
Aside for its easy to prepare and to cook, this is a very yummy and a delightful treat to all of us specially our kids. This sweet chewy candy was sold everywhere in our country, you can see and taste different versions of it, but for now, this is my version of Pastillas de Ube Recipe. Enjoy!
2 cups grated ube or boiled & mashed ube
1 can (300ml) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup refined sugar
Colored Paper “Papel de Hapon”, for wrapping or use paper liners & clear cellophane.
Clean, peel and slice the ube then put it in a large casserole with enough water to cover the ube.
Boil ube over medium heat until tender and strain, cool down before mashing.
In a non-stick pan, combine ube and sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
Cook over low heat and stir constantly to avoid mixture from burning.
Constantly mix the ube until thick and smooth. “When your ube mixture doesn’t stick to the pan and starts to form soft dough it’s done and remove it directly from the fire.
Transfer the ube pastillas in a greased pan and flatten the entire mixture using a greased spatula or any similar utensil.
Set aside and let it cool down completely before cutting into small bite-size pieces.
Slice ube pastillas according to your size preference using a greased knife.
Roll Ube pastillas lightly with sugar and shake off the extras.
Repeat procedure until done then set aside.
You can now wrap on prepared pastillas wrappers.
Serve, share and Enjoy!