Apricot-Cardamon Bars & Apricot Icing Recipe

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Things You'll Need

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

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