Cornish Game Hens With Peach Glaze

Recipe by Barb G.
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    Cornish hens
  • 13
    cup salt
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  • Glaze
  • 12
    cup peach preserves (can use Apricot)
  • 12
    cup butter
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the hens down the backbone (split).
  • Brine the hens: dissolve the salt in water,put hens& salted water into large bowl.
  • (I usually put them into a large plactic bag) refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove hens, Rinse thoroughly, pat dry, prick the skin allover the breast and legs with point of paring knife.
  • Melt the butter in small pan& mix with preserves.
  • Add salt, pepper& basil.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place hens in shallow pan (I usually line pan with foil for easy clean-up).
  • Rub hens with butter.
  • Spoon butter& preserve mixture over hens.
  • Bake 35 to 45 minutes.
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