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Ube Hopia

Here's a thin flaky Filipino pastry made with ube halaya (purple yam jam) filling which makes a sweet and delicious homemade dessert or snack!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 12 hopias
Calories: 145kcal



  • 2 oz ube halaya

Dough 1

  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cold milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Dough 2

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening


  • 1 large egg for egg wash


Dough 1

  • In large bowl, add bread flour, brown sugar, milk, vegetable shortening, salt and mix.
  • Knead just a couple of times until they stick and just combined and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside.

Dough 2

  • In a medium bowl, add all purpose flour, vegetable shortening and mix until smooth dough forms.


  • Roll dough #1 into a rectangular shape with a half-inch thickness.
  • Place dough #2 on the center top of dough # 1, covering two-thirds of dough #1.
  • Fold the third uncovered part like folding a letter and roll the dough to form a log
  • Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes then cut dough into 12 equal pieces
  • Take a piece of a portioned dough and flatten it with a rolling pin
  • Scoop out a teaspoonful of the ube halaya filling and place it in the middle of the flattened dough and gather the sides and pinch together to seal.
  • Use a cookie cutter to shame and form into equal pieces then place the hopia dough in a baking pan.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling
  • Bake the hopia in a preheated oven at 350 degress F for 15 minutes
  • Take out the baked hopia and bursh with egg wash, then return to th oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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