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    Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry Glaze

    Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry Glaze. Photo by Chef Jean

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    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Tweeky's Note:

    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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    Game Hens and Stuffing


    1. 1
      Prepare the glaze: Combine cranberries and wine in saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in honey and continue to simmer 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Strain glaze, stir in oil and set aside.
    4. 4
      Prepare the game hens and stuffing: Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add onion, celery and cranberries.
    5. 5
      Saute for 3 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add sauteed mixture to the French bread cubes.
    7. 7
      Let cool.
    8. 8
      Stir in chicken broth, parsley, sage, thyme, 1/4 Tsp.
    9. 9
      salt and 1/8 Tsp.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      Stuff game hens with the stuffing and tie drumsticks together with kitchen string.
    12. 12
      Place hens in a roasting pan.
    13. 13
      Brush some of glaze over each game hen and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
    14. 14
      Place in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.
    15. 15
      Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting for 45 minutes longer.
    16. 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. 17
      Remove hens from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
    18. 18
      Cut strings and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 13, 2014


      I love Cornish game hens because they are easy but look so classy! This recipe was awesome. I did use more honey in my glaze and was in a hurry so I just used a box stuffing and added a handful of Craisins. Delish!

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    • on December 06, 2009


      This was really delicious! I loved the stuffing and they cooked up just perfectly. The only problem I had was the glaze turned out very thick and there was no way to strain it, so I just spread it on the hens anyway. The flavor was great so I didn't really worry about it!

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    • on November 28, 2005


      I recently came across this recipe and it looked delicious! I wanted to try this recipe with our Thanksgiving dinner - however between the fact that my husband strongly dislikes cornish game hens and turkey's are few and far between here to buy, I had to settle for a French Free Range Chicken for our Thanksgiving dinner. Now - I only used the "Cranberry Glaze" portion of this recipe with the directions as stated but with the additional variation of adding 1 cup chicken broth and 1 tablespoon thyme. I used a Dutch oven and cooked my bird breasts down for the first portion of cooking time - this gave such a moist and delicious flavour, I can not wait for another holiday moment to make this again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (796 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 768.4
    Calories from Fat 160
    Total Fat 17.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 225.1 mg
    Sodium 1225.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 82.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 16.7 g
    Protein 58.8 g

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