This was a big hit with my husband and I - it turned out beautifully and he has already requested a repeat performance. I did make a few changes:
- Increased the proportion of stuffing slightly
- Substituted mixed dried berries (grocery store did not carry plain cherries)
- Added a large sweet potato, cut into chunks and tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, lavender, sage and a touch of ginger in the baking dish
- Added three minced cloves of garlic with some marjoram and thyme to season the birds
This recipe was easy, impressive, and fun to eat!!
I made these hens for Thanksgiving this year and we just loved this recipe. The stuffing was perfectly seasoned and balanced. The cherries were fabulous and the slightly tart flavor paired wonderfully with the sage. I did sprinkle sage on the hens as well. The only complaint was that there was not enough stuffing! I will make this again and double the stuffing part. Thank you for a great Thanksgiving Main Dish!