Found a small bottle at the far end of the fridge...and just in time too. Nearing its expiry date, can't let this go to waste. Made from purple yam, a local root crop, Mountain Maid's Ube Jam is perfect for a quick sugar fix.
No trip to Baguio is complete without bringing home some Mountain Maid products. Produced and bottled by the nuns of the Good Shepherd Convent, Mountain Maid Ube Jam is just one of the products from the convent which include fruit preserves and jams (check out my previous post on Mountain Maid's popular Strawberry Jam at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2012/02/whats-in-pantrymountain-maid-strawberry.html).
Rich, creamy and sweet, this local delicacy has a smooth texture, a unique sweet treat like no other. And the natural purple color just adds to the uniqueness of this dessert.
And the best thing about Mountain Maid products, part of the proceeds go to the convent's various charity and community projects, including scholarships. Nice.