Creamy coconut Jam aka Kaya

Here is an easy recipe for now. I am in the midst of adapting the recipe for a combisteamer so stay tuned. In the meantime, this is a stove top recipe. Excellent on swiss rolls, or toast (butter first then coconut jam..yumm).

Main Ingredients

5 eggs

1 1/2 cup sugar

Coconut cream (open a can of coconut cream and scoop the solid cream on the top)

Flavoring – pandan leaves, vanilla, or replace 1/2 cup sugar with palm sugar or nothing


Natural, authentic Brown Coloring (butterscotch)

1/2 cup castor sugar

2 tablespoons butter


  1. Mix eggs and sugar well and then set to gently simmer on the stove, stirring continuously
  2. When mixture thickens to the right consistency, like custard, add coconut cream
  3. let cool
  4. In another pot, melt sugar without stirring until it bubbles to a light shade of brown. Switch stove off and add butter. Mix well
  5. Add mix to custard, stir well
  6. Keep refrigerated in jars.