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delicious ube beignets with ube halaya filling
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​​Ube Beignets

These delicious deep-fried beignets filled with ube halaya and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar are perfect for a sweet afternoon snacks!
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings or 30 pieces
Calories: 2564kcal
Author: Lainey


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup whole milk warmed
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter cut into cubes
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • ½ cup ube halaya place in the piping bag
  • ¼ cup confectioner's sugar


  • Whisk together flour and salt; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, add warm water, half of the sugar, active dry yeast, and allow it to bloom for 15 minutes.
  • Pour the warmed milk, remaining sugar, vanilla extract, and beaten egg into the bloomed yeast and mix well using a whisk, then add it into the flour mixture.
  • Using a dough hook attachment, mix the dough for 6 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl, then cover with cling film and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours.
  • Once risen, place the dough on a floured surface and slowly roll/stretch the dough but not too thin.
  • Cut the dough into several squares, then fry the dough beignets until golden at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer to a fried beignet into a rack lined with a paper towel.
  • Once cooled down, poke a hole on one side and pipe the ube halaya until it is filled.
  • Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2564kcal | Carbohydrates: 529g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 941mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 24mg
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