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Sumac Lemon Bars

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Sumac Lemon Bars

Tart yet sweet with a crumbly crust, this dessert is a wonderful way to satisfy your carving for a decadent dessert without being too difficult to make.


For the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Stuart’s Spices Sumac

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice, if using fresh lemons, it will be about 4 medium-sized lemons


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Soften butter in the microwave if cold
  3. Combine crust ingredients in a large bowl, and blend together until there are no lumps of butter
  4. Line a 9 x13 baking pan with parchment paper, then press dough evenly into pan, if you like a thicker bar, you can use a 9×9
  5. Bake crust for 30 minutes or until golden brown
  6. While crust is baking, in another bowl combine the flour and sugar
  7. Slowly whisk the egg into the flour and sugar and after the egg is incorporated, whisk the lemon juice in, mixing well but not beating harshly
  8. Once the crust is done, pull it out of the oven, and pour the curd on top
  9. Bake a second time for an additional 20-25 minutes
  10. Once completely cooled, sprinkle the top of the bars with powdered sugar and sumac to your liking