1) Combine sugar and cornstarch in a casserole (2-quart).
2) Add apricot nectar and the spices and stir in well.
3) Microwave the contents for about 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, till they thicken (stir a couple of times during this process).
4) Add apricots and stir in well.
5) Microwave again for about 2 to 4 minutes, till the apricots turn tender (stir the contents during this process).
6) The spiced apricots can be served hot or cold.