Spiced Apricot Bars Recipe

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Spiced Apricot Bars

Amy Alusa


I think that these are really delicious and fun to take places, because they are not only a taste treat, but they are unusual! YUM!

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1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
cardamom or 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
apricot nectar or orange juice
1/4 c
unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 Tbsp
vegetable or canola oil
1/2 c
finely snipped dried apricots
recipe of apricot icing
apricot icing
1/2 c
sifted powdered sugar
enough apricot nectgar or orange juice (2-3 teaspoons) to make icing of drizzling consistency.

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the cardamom; set aside. In another bowl stir together the egg, brown sugar, apricot nectar, applesauce and oil until combined. Add egg mixture to flour mixture,m stirring just until combined. Stir in the apricots.
Spread batter in an ungreased 11" x17" x1 1/2" baking pan. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 20-25 min. or until a wooden skewer inserted into or near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Drizzle with apricot icing. Cut into bars.