Ube Cheesecake

Ube Cheesecake

Ube Cheesecake

It’s happening. My tummy is getting bigger that I am having a bit of difficulty trying to sleep in a normal position. I now sleep sideways, either turned to the left or the right with a pillow supporting my back.

Today, I woke up with tired hips. I wanted to go back to bed but felt like it wouldn’t solve my problem because I won’t be able to lie down comfortably anyway.

The craving for twister fries and bowls of soups have been replaced by cheesecake and pasta and weird food I wouldn’t be eating if I wasn’t pregnant.

peanutbutter, Ykaie and even our dog JayR had been nothing but supportive. peanutbutter has been giving me more massage than usual. Ykaie is getting me yogurt, water, and things I need. And JayR, well, he’s a dog and he supports me the best way he knows how — by sitting there with his silly smiling face of his with his tongue out. Well, it feels like he’s being supportive.

Ube Cheesecake

I made Ube Cheesecake (Purple Yam Cheesecake) over the weekend mainly because of my cravings but another reason is because it was my mother’s birthday and we had a small celebration at home.  peanutbutter loves Ube and cheesecake too, so combining these two flavors sends his tastebuds into cheesecake heaven.

Instead of using raw ube (purple yam), I used the Ube Jam bought from Good Shepherd. I like it because it wasn’t too sweet which made my cheesecake turn out  not too sweet either— with all the creamy flavor of cheese, milk, and ube.

I’m starting to feel my little bun’s movement in my tummy and although I’m having some difficulty in sleeping …. I am still thoroughly enjoying my pregnancy.

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Ube Cheesecake

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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For the crust:

  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 300ml can of condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Ube Jam (I used Good Shepherd’s)
  • 4 drops purple food color (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 º F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  3. Use a fork to mix everything together and then pour the mixture into the baking pan.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until set.
  5. Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Do not turn off the oven.
  6. Meanwhile, using a stand or electric mixer, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth.
  7. Then add in eggs, vanilla extract, and Ube Jam.
  8. Continue to beat until creamy and combined.
  9. Pour filling over the crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
  10. Place a pan filled with water under the baking rack. This will prevent the cheesecake from being dry and cracking during baking.
  11. Return pan to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until filling is set but still jiggly in the center.
  12. Cool for an hour then refrigerate until completely chilled.
  13. Serve chilled.

Notes

I used the 23cm Springform Pan for this recipe

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79 Responses

  1. Sorry haven’t visit for a while! And Congratulations! Didn’t know you’re expecting until I read your blog today! How exciting. 🙂 I hope you’ll be able to get more rest. I love the gorgeous color of your cheesecake! Must be delicious.

  2. Hi peach. I’ve been a follower of your blog a long time ago. I was on hiatus for a while but I still read your blog from time to time. Now I am blogging again.

    Anyway, allow me to congratulate you on your pregnancy.

    I love your recipes. This ube cheesecake looks divine. I wish I could have a bite right now. hehe..

  3. Hhmm! How I wish i have an oven so I can try this 🙂 It looks really delicious. I might try using our turbo broiler when I get a chance ♥ Parang may nakita ako dun na “bake” e.

  4. I was afraid that it was going to be too sweet, but since you say it wasn’t, I’m now drooling! God bless your pregnancy!

  5. Oooh, that looks good!!! I live in Baguio and I sometimes have an intense craving for good shepherd ube jam 🙂 thats a great spin on ube 🙂

  6. I love Good Shepherd’s ube jam. It is my favorite ube jam. Buti ka pa, you can still cook even you’re pregnant, I was so lazy when I was pregnant.

  7. That Purple Yam Cheesecake looks super yummy! I’m not much of a cheesecakes person but that recipe sounds tempting. With the purple color, this would have been festive fore Mardi Gras last week <3

  8. I never heard of Ube before! This is new Purple yams…wow that is so interesting I must look into it thanks for expanding my world!

  9. This is the first time that I’ve heard of Ube Cheesecake. I am a huge cheesecake fan and will definitely try this if I can find purple yam in my area. The graham cracker crust sealed the deal for me.

    Best wishing on your upcoming delivery.

  10. omg this cheesecake looks absolutely delicious!!!! Definitely pinning this recipe:)

  11. I know all about weird pregnancy cravings, lol. I had a lot of them! This looks really delicious, but I have never tried purple yam! I should probably do that!

  12. This looks so yummy and I’ve never seen purple yams before! I’m going to need to need to bookmark all of these recipes and visit my local international market to see if I can recreate some of these!

  13. I have so got to try this recipe. I totally love cheesecake, but I’ve never tried it this way that’s for sure. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing.

  14. wow i never even would have thought about this recipe! sounds yummy cant wait to try it out! thanks for the share!!!

  15. I have never tasted the Ube jam but I managed to get 2 bottles of it under the Florence brand here in Singapore. My question is can I reduce the amount of condensed milk as I am afraid it will be too sweet. If I reduce the condensed milk would I need to substitute or replace it with another ingredient? Thanks.

  16. I was searching for an ube cheesecake recipe using Ube Jam instead of Ube Halaya or Fresh Ube. Your blog was the first one on the list. I checked your recipe and noticed you did not mention the size of baking pan you used. I know this blog was posted more than 2 years ago but would really appreciate to know the size of baking pan you used for this specific recipe, if you still remember. Thank you in advance! 🙂

  17. Nakakatakam naman ito mommy..Love na love ko ang ube tapos nasa cheesecake pa..wow nakakakilig..

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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