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    Roasted Cornish Hens With Dried Cherry Stuffing

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

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    Serves: 4


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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400°F
    2. 2
      In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the dried cherries, sage and broth and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the cubed bread, salt and pepper and set aside.
    3. 3
      Season the Cornish hen halves with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Form the stuffing into 4 mounds on the baking sheet. Place 1/2 of a Cornish hen on top of each mound of stuffing. Roast the hens for 45 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
    5. 5
      When the hens are finished, transfer them to a serving platter and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2011


      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!!

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    • on December 07, 2008


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Cornish Hens With Dried Cherry Stuffing

    Serving Size: 1 (212 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 265.0
    Calories from Fat 90
    Total Fat 10.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 108.7 mg
    Sodium 267.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 26.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried sour cherries

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