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Squash Yema Balls

How to Make Squash Yema Balls

This yema balls recipe is not your ordinary yema balls because it contains squash, pinipig and nuts.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert Recipe
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 30 pcs
Calories 223 kcal


  • 1 cup squash boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup pinipig toasted
  • 3 Tbsp. langka jackfruit chopped
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. cashew nuts or peanuts finely chopped
  • 6 pcs egg yolks
  • white sugar


How to make Squash Yema Balls:

  • Mix pinipig and langka in condensed milk. Set aside.
  • In another bowl combine butter, squash, egg yolks and cashew nuts.
  • Add to the pinipig mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer to a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • When thick enough to hold its shape, remove from heat.
  • Cool mixture. Form 1/2 tablespoon mixture into balls and roll in sugar.
  • Wrap each in cellophane. Yields 30
Keyword squash yema balls, yema balls