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    Cornish Game Hens With Peach Glaze

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    3 hrs 45 mins

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    45 mins

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    These are delicious cornish game hens, They take awhile to prepare ,but, are worth it. I have tripled the recipe. these are a family favorite. I found the recipe some time ago on the web.

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    Ingredients:

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    Glaze

    • 1/2 cup peach preserves (can use Apricot)
    • 1/2 cup butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut the hens down the backbone (split).
    2. 2
      Brine the hens: dissolve the salt in water,put hens& salted water into large bowl.
    3. 3
      (I usually put them into a large plactic bag) refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
    4. 4
      Remove hens, Rinse thoroughly, pat dry, prick the skin allover the breast and legs with point of paring knife.
    5. 5
      Melt the butter in small pan& mix with preserves.
    6. 6
      Add salt, pepper& basil.
    7. 7
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    8. 8
      Place hens in shallow pan (I usually line pan with foil for easy clean-up).
    9. 9
      Rub hens with butter.
    10. 10
      Spoon butter& preserve mixture over hens.
    11. 11
      Bake 35 to 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2003

      55

      I made this last night. I didn't have any peach preserves but I had some peach amaretto butter that I made last year so I used that instead. All my husband could say was WOW! This is a great recipe, I have some sand plum jelly I think I'll try next time. Thanks Barbara for a great recipe!

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    • on October 17, 2010

      55

      This is our favorite recipe for Cornish game hens. Tender and juicy, the skin crisps up wonderfully and is so tasty. Thank you for sharing.

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    • on December 25, 2013

      55

      I used apricot jam. The "gravy" was simply delicious: not cloyingly sweet, not greasy from the butter, just smooth and flavorful. After brining, I let the hens marinate in the glaze for 2 hours or so before baking, as suggested by another reviewer. I believe I will kick it up next time with some brandy and a considerable amount of cayenne in the sauce. A brown and wild rice pilaf was a great fit. Thanks Barb!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cornish Game Hens With Peach Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (219 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1008.3
     
    Calories from Fat 590
    58%
    Total Fat 65.5 g
    100%
    Saturated Fat 38.4 g
    192%
    Cholesterol 370.0 mg
    123%
    Sodium 19538.0 mg
    814%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.1 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 38.8 g
    155%
    Protein 48.7 g
    97%

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