Bacon-Wrapped Cornish Game Hens With Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

Recipe by DDW7976
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 23
    cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 12
    cup balsamic vinegar
  • 16
    slices bacon
  • 4
    rock cornish game hens
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DIRECTIONS

  • Briskly simmer jam and vinegar in small saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until glaze is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • About 8 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature (glaze will thicken slightly as it cools).
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cook bacon in batches, over med.
  • heat until some of the fat is rendered but bacon is still translucent and pliable, 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Cut and discard back bones from each hen with kitchen shears and then halve each hen length wise.
  • Pat dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange cut sides down, in a large roasting pan.
  • Wrap 2 slices around each half hen, tucking ends under.
  • Brush liberally with glaze, reserving the remainder.
  • Roast in the middle of the oven, brushing with pan juices and reserved glaze twice (every 10 minutes), until juices run clear when a thigh is pierced, 30-35 minutes.
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