Apple-Glazed Cornish Hens

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    Cornish hens
  • 6
    ounces unsweetened apple juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 1 12
    tablespoons water
  • 1 12
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 12
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12
    medium lemon, sliced
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove giblets from hens and discard.
  • Rinse hens under cold water and pat dry.
  • Using a long, sharp knife, split the hens lengthwise.
  • You may also buy precut hens.
  • Place the hens, cavity side up, in a roasting pan.
  • Dilute 1/4 cup of the apple juice concentrate with the water.
  • Pour juice over the hens.
  • Bake uncovered at 350F for 45 minutes.
  • Turn breast side up.
  • In a small pan over medium heat, combine the remaining apple juice concentrate, cornstarch and cinnamon; mix well.
  • Add 2 lemon slices and continue cooking until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and brush hens with the sauce.
  • Return the hens to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the hens to a serving platter and garnish with remaining lemon slices.
  • Per serving: calories 447, fat 20.2g, 48% calories from fat, cholesterol 210mg, protein 30.3g, carbohydrates 19.2g, fiber 0.4g, sodium 111mg.
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