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Ube Xmas Tree10 - Food with Mae-2

Ube Christmas Tree

Purple Yam Puff Pastry Tree

There are many things I do but hosting and feeding people is what I love to do and what I’m good at. I have been hosting Supper Clubs and catering for about 12 years. I have developed many Filipino inspired canapes for my clients both for brands and individuals. 

If you’re not familiar with Filipino food. Ube or purple yam is the most popular dessert flavour in the Philippines. Purple yam is indigenous to the Philippines and is loved by all Filipinos. Yes, I know in other countries Yam is considered as a side for savoury dishes but purple yam is not. If you know..you know that this is going to taste amazing.

The puff pastry is very popular every Christmas in the UK. Thanks to good marketing for the ready made puff pastry brand. This is not sponsored by them btw! HAHA!

I saw nutella being used and as well as biscoff spread. I thought…we can add ube halaya or ube jam too!! Truth be told, it’s the best thing I did this year! It’s delicious, easy to make and a party favourite. 

I hope you will enjoy my recipe as much as we have. Please leave a comment if you do and tag me @foodwithmae in your photos too.


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Ube Xmas Tree10 - Food with Mae-2

Ingredients

200g ube halaya
1 packet ready made puff pastry
1 egg
2-3 tablespoons sugar
8 short bbq sticks
8 cranberry fruit

Instructions

1

Take the ready made puff pastry out of the packaging, lay it flat on a clean surface. Then using a knife or pizza cutter, slice the pastry in half. On each half generously spread the ube halaya all over the pastry, especially the edges. 

2

With the other half of the pastry, place it on top of the ube pastry. Then, using a knife or pizza cutter, slice them into 8 long pieces. Fold them into a tree shape, do this to all the sliced puff pastry. 

3

Using the bbq stick poke the cranberry and slide it into a position near the top of the stick. Next, take the ube tree pastry and slide it through underneath the cranberry. Do this to all the ube pastry. 

4

Oil the air fryer, add the ube pastry, brush them with egg wash. Sprinkle the sugar on each side of the ube tree. Then bake for 15 minutes at 180C. Take them out of the air fryer and place them onto a serving plate. Enjoy warm or cold. 

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