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Apricot-Cardamom Bars And Apricot Icing Recipe - Cooking Index

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Apricot-Cardamom Bars And Apricot Icing

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 24 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Cookie Bar
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozAll-purpose flour
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozPacked brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking powder
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBaking soda
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cardamom
  OR 1/8 tsp. Ground cloves
1/2 cup 118mlApricot nectar or orange
  Juice
1/4 cup 59mlUnsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons 30mlCooking oil
1   Slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup 118mlFinely snipped dried apricots
1   Apricot icing
  Apricot Icing
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozPowdered sugar
2 teaspoons 10mlApricot - up to three
  Nectar or orange juice

Recipe Instructions

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 until combined. Sit in the snipped apricots.

Spread batter in an ungreased 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350F oven about 25 minutes or until 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.

Source:
Back of Cake Box (Janet Baker)

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