Cornish Game Hens With Cherry-Rice Stuffing

Recipe by mariposa13
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    tablespoons butter, softened
  • 12
    cup sliced celery
  • 2
    shallots, finely chopped
  • 8
    ounces cherries, pitted
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped dried apricots
  • 2
    teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 14
    teaspoons salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 3
    (1 1/2 lb) Cornish hens
  • 13
    cup apricot jam
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425°F In skillet melt 2 tbsp butter over med heat.
  • Add celery and shallots; cook, stirring often, until tender, about 4 minute Remove from heat; stir in rice, cherries, apricots, parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper.
  • Rub hens with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Fill cavities with stuffing.
  • Place on rack in roasting pan.
  • Roast 15 minute Reduce oven temp to 350F roast 45 minute.
  • Stir 1 tbsp water into jam; brush over hens.
  • Roast until meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180F, about 15 minute.
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