Pineapple-Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Recipe by keen5
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sprinkle insides of hens with 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
  • In a bowl, combine the pineapple, bread cubes, celery and coconut.
  • Add 6 Tablespoons butter; toss to coat.
  • Loosely stuff hens; tie legs together with kitchen string.
  • Place on a rack in a greased shallow roasting pan.
  • Place remaining stuffing in a greased 1-1/2 cup baking dish; cover and set aside.
  • Add poultry seasoning and remaining salt to remaining butter.
  • Spoon some of the butter mixture over hens.
  • Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, basting twice with butter mixture.
  • Stir steak sauce and reserved pineapple juice into remaining butter mixture; baste hens.
  • Bake reserved stuffing with hens for 30 minutes; baste hens twice.
  • Uncover stuffing; baste hens with remaining butter mixture.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until meat themometer reads 185 degrees for hens and 165 degrees for stuffing in hens.
  • Remove hens from pan; keep warm.
  • Pour drippings into a saucepan; skim fat.
  • Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, water and lemon juice until smooth; add to the drippings.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve sauce with hens and stuffing.
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