Cherry Marinated Cornish Game Hens

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  1. Drain the syrup from the cherries; reserve cherries.
  2. Place cherry syrup in a plastic ziplock bag with the 2 Cornish hens.
  3. Seal and marinate hens (turn bag occasionally to distribute syrup) overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Bring hens to room temperature 1 hour before roasting.
  5. Drain and pour syrup into the bottom of a roasting pan and place hens on a roast rack over the pan.Place some cherries in the cavity of the hens, reserve the others for garnish.
  6. Season hens to taste and rub or brush all over with honey.Roast hens 375°F for about 1 hour or done. Carefully remove hens to platter.
  7. Spoon the pan syrup and drippings over the hens and garnish with the reserved cherries.

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