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       Title: Apricot-Cardamom Bars
  Categories: Desserts, Cookies, Low-fat
       Yield: 24 bars
  
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, packed
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Ground cardamom; OR...
     1/8 ts -Ground cloves
     1/2 c  Apricot nectar
            -OR- Orange juice
     1/4 c  Unsweetened applesauce
       2 tb Cooking oil
       1    Egg; slightly beaten
     1/2 c  Dried apricots
            -(finely snipped)
 
 -------------------------------APRICOT ICING-------------------------------
     1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       3 ts 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.  Add to
   dry ingredients, stirring till just combined.  Stir in the snipped
   apricots.
   
   Spread batter in an ungreased 11 x 7 x 1-1/2-inch baking pan.  Bake in a
   350 F 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.
   
   Apricot Icing: In a small mixing bowl, stir together 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.
   
   * Source: Better Homes and Gardens, January 1994
   * Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
  
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