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This vibrant purple ube butter is a delicious spread perfect for toast, waffles, pancakes, and more. With its sweet nutty flavor this twist on plain butter will be sure to please.

3 pieces of toast with ube butter

Ube butter say what? That’s right. All the yummy goodness of ube blended for the ultimate flavored spreadable butter. This is one for the books.

What is ube?

Ube, also known as purple yams, are popular in desserts in Hawai’i and the Philippines. Its taste is described as nutty with a hint of vanilla.

bitten toast with ube butter

Where can I find ube?

Fresh ube is hard to find in Hawai’i and across the US. An alternative of ube jam or a powdered form can be found at many local grocery stores. You can also purchase this on Amazon as well.

Flavored butters have been quite popular lately. This is another flavor to add to your arsenal.

Although called butter, this is more of a spreadable butter consistency. You can spread it over toast, waffles, pancakes, and bagels.

Ube butter ingredients

ube butter ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ube jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

How to store ube butter?

Once the butter has finished cooking it should be placed in sterilized canning jars and covered with a lid. It can then be cooled at room temperature before placing in the fridge to chill.

hand holding a spoon of ube butter

How long does ube butter last?

Ube butter will last about a week in the refrigerator once opened.

Can you freeze ube butter?

Yes. The butter will last about 4 months in the freezer. When ready to use defrost in the refrigerator overnight.

ube butter top down view

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How to make ube butter?

Place heat-proof bowl over a pot of boiling water, being careful not to let the bowl touch the water, to create a double boiler.

ube butter double boiler

Add eggs and sugar. Stir to combine.

eggs and sugar in double boiler for ube butter

Then add in ube jam and ube extract and continue to stir.

ube butter

Once well combined add butter. Continue to stir until liquid begins to thicken and able to coat the back of a spoon or about 10-15 minutes.

ube butter

Pour into sterilized jars and cover with the lid.

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Let cool at room temperature. Once cooled, place in the refrigerator.

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3 pieces of toast with ube butter

Ube Butter

Yield: 8 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This vibrant purple ube butter is a delicious spread perfect for toast, waffles, pancakes, and more. With its sweet nutty flavor this twist on plain butter will be sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup ube jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

Instructions

  1. Place heat-proof bowl over a pot of boiling water, being careful not to let the bowl touch the water, to create a double boiler.
  2. Add eggs and sugar. Stir to combine.
  3. Then add in ube jam and ube extract and continue to stir.
  4. Once well combined add butter. Continue to stir until liquid begins to
    thicken and able to coat the back of a spoon or about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Pour into sterilized jars and cover with the lid. Let cool at room temperature. Once cooled, place in refrigerator.

Notes

*Although called ube butter, its texture resembles that of a curd and is a spreadable consistency.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on July 9th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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