Rock Cornish Game Hen With Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing --

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by emmalee1942

This game hen will make you feel like you are celebrating a holiday, but it is a bird to enjoy any time of the year.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large rock cornish game hen, thawed
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 13 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 14 cup butter
  • 14 cup dried cranberries
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate

Directions

  1. 1. Remove giblets from the defrosted hen. Rinse in cold water and pat dry before stuffing.
  2. 2. Brown the bread crumbs in butter, add the nuts, salt and pepper. Stir in the dried cranberries.
  3. 3. Fill the game hen cavity, loosely, with the crumb mixture.
  4. 4. Combine the honey, orange juice concentrate, butter and paprika, stir well.
  5. 5. Place the stuffed hen in a shallow roasting pan. Brush with the honey butter.
  6. 6. While roasting the hen, baste several more times to achieve a nice brown coating.
  7. 7. Roast 350 degrees, about 1 hour, or until the drumstick feels loose.
  8. 8. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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