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Apricot-Cardamom Bars

Makes: 24 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
Apricot-Cardamom Bars
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cardamom or 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1  egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  apricot nectar or orange juice
  • 1/4  cup  unsweetened applesauce
  • 2  tablespoons  cooking oil
  • 1/2  cup  finely snipped dried apricots
  • 1/2  cup  sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3  teaspoons  apricot nectar or orange juice
Directions

1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and cardamom; set aside. In another bowl stir together egg, brown sugar, the 1/2 cup apricot nectar or orange juice, applesauce, and oil until combined. Add to flour mixture; stir until combined. Stir in apricots.

2. Spread batter into an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

3. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 teaspoons apricot nectar or orange juice to make icing that is easy to drizzle. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies. Cut into bars. Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Apricot-Cardamom Bars)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 63,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (RE) 31,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 25,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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