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.