Apricot-Cardamon Bars and Apricot Icing

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Title: Apricot-Cardamon Bars and Apricot Icing
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Desserts, Fruits, Jams


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1 c All-purpose flour
1/2 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Ground cardamom
Or 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 c Apricot nectar or orange
1/4 c Unsweetened applesauce
2 tb Cooking oil
1 Slightly beaten egg
1/2 c Finely snipped dried apricos
1 Recipe Apricot Icing

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1/2 c Powdered sugar
2 To three teaspoons apricot
Nectar or orange juice

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder,
baking soda, and cardamom or cloves; set aside. Stir together apricot
nectar or orange juice, applesauce, oil, and egg till combined. Sit in the
snipped apricots.

Spread batter in an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a
350-degree oven about 25 minutes or till a wooden pick inserted near the
center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Drizzle with Apricot
Icing. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

APRICOT ICING: In a small mixing bowl stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar
and 2 to 3 teaspoons apricot nectar or orange juice.

NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: 67 cal., 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 9 mg
chol., 17 mg sodium, 13 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro. Daily Value: 3% vit.
A, 3% vit. C, 0% calcium, 3% iron.