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       Title: APRICOT-CARDAMON BARS & APRICOT ICING
  Categories: Desserts, Fruits, Jams
       Yield: 24 servings
  
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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
            Juice
     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.
  
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