APRICOT CARDAMOM BARS

Course : Bars
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/4 Teaspoon ground cardamom or
1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup apricot nectar or orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoon canola oil
2 large egg whites slightly beaten
1 cup finely snipped dried apricots
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Teaspoon apricot nectar or orange juice
 

Preparation / Directions:

In medium mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cardamom (or cloves); set aside. Stir together apricot nectar (or OJ), applesauce, oil and egg until combined. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until combined, and stir in snipped apricots. Spread batter into an ungreased 11x7x2 baking pan. Bake in 350 F oven about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Drizzle with Apricot Icing. Cut into bars. Apricot Icing: In small mixing bowl, stir together 1 c. powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tsp. Apricot nectar.

 

Nutritional Information:

4338 Calories (kcal); 437g Total Fat; (89% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 103g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 320mg Sodium


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