Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry Glaze

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 hr 30 mins

This recipe was e-mailed to me by a friend. I made it this year for Christmas Eve dinner with great raves and success so I wanted to share it with you.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare the glaze: Combine cranberries and wine in saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in honey and continue to simmer 2 minutes.
  3. Strain glaze, stir in oil and set aside.
  4. Prepare the game hens and stuffing: Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add onion, celery and cranberries.
  5. Saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Add sauteed mixture to the French bread cubes.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Stir in chicken broth, parsley, sage, thyme, 1/4 Tsp.
  9. salt and 1/8 Tsp.
  10. pepper.
  11. Stuff game hens with the stuffing and tie drumsticks together with kitchen string.
  12. Place hens in a roasting pan.
  13. Brush some of glaze over each game hen and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  14. Place in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  15. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting for 45 minutes longer.
  16. Baste hens with glaze and sprinkle with salt and pepper (salt& pepper is optional, I didn't do it) twice more during the cooking time.
  17. Remove hens from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
  18. Cut strings and serve.