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    Cornish Game Hens Stuffed With Apricots & Prunes

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Tish's Note:

    Here is a fairly easy, fast, elegant pressure cooker recipe to serve any time of year. Depending upon your appetite and number of accompaniments, two stuffed hens will serve either 2 or 4 people.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in the pressure cooker.
    2. 2
      Brown the hens well on both sides.
    3. 3
      Stuff each hen with 6 prunes and 4 apricots, interspersing the lemon slices among the dried fruits.
    4. 4
      Truss the hens and set aside.
    5. 5
      In the fat remaining in the cooker, saute the shallots, celery and ginger for 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in the stock and salt; scrape up any browned bits that are sticking to the bottom of the pan.
    7. 7
      Place the hens side by side in the sauce.
    8. 8
      (You may need to put one hen on its side) Place the sweet potatoes on top Lock the lid in place and over high heat bring to high pressure.
    9. 9
      Adjust the heat to maintain high pressure and cook for 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Quick release the pressure and check for doness by inserting a knife into the drumstick joint; if the meat is still pink, lock the lide back in place and return to high pressure, and cook for another minute or two.
    11. 11
      Transfer the hens to a platter; remove the trussing.
    12. 12
      Reserve in a warm place.
    13. 13
      Add the orange zest and Grand Marnier and boil the sauce over high heat until the alcohol burns off and the sauce is reduced slightly, about 3-4 minutes.
    14. 14
      Serve in a sauce boat, or pour over the stuffed hens.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed With Apricots & Prunes

    Serving Size: 1 (432 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 892.5
    Calories from Fat 152
    Total Fat 16.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 221.0 mg
    Sodium 851.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 131.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.1 g
    Sugars 51.0 g
    Protein 59.5 g

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    Grand Marnier

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