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richberry Lime-Ginger Bars

Healthy and sour because of the epic combo of ginger and lime, this recipe needs something to make it taste sweet. Use richberry's miracle berry instead if your usual sugar ingredient. Finish this yummy dessert without any guilt. Have your richberry.


For the base:

  • 85g unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra for greasing

  • 250g gingernut biscuit

For the filling:

  • 25g plain flour

  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk

  • zest of 2 limes, juice of 4 (you will need 100ml juice)


  1. Line a 18 x 23 cm roasting tin with foil, then lightly grease. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and put a baking sheet in to heat up. Crush the biscuits until very fine.

  2. Mix the crumbs and butter together well, then press into the bottom of the tin, squashing down firmly. Slide tin onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 mins until very dark golden all over.

  3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Stir the flour, make a well in the middle, then work in the eggs and yolk until smooth. Mix in the lime zest and juice. Pour the filling onto the hot base, return to the oven and turn the heat down to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Bake for 20 mins or until set in the middle. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into bars.

Consume Miracle Berry:

Just before digging in, chew 1 or more freeze-dried miracle berry (this can also be done during the preparation of ingredients). Ensure to remove pits to avoid a bitter taste.


The active ingredient miraculin from miracle berry will turn sour foods such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, non-fat yoghurt and other citrus food to taste sweet without adding sugar. We recommend two halves or 2 servings for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to follow instructions from the back of the packaging.

Note: Sometimes you may need to add at least 5-7% of the total quantity of sugar required, this is due to the chemistry of the food, however, you may skip this as you wish. The goal is to totally reduce sugar and yet experience the same taste.

Calorie savings:

1/2 cup sugar - 386 calories

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