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.