Apricot-cardamon bars & apricot icing

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup All-purpose flour
½ cup Packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Ground cardamom
Or 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
½ cup Apricot nectar or orange
½ cup Powdered sugar
2 To three teaspoons apricot
¼ cup Unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons Cooking oil
1 Slightly beaten egg
½ cup Finely snipped dried apricos
1 Recipe Apricot Icing
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 11x7x1-½-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 ½ 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.

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