Stuffed Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry Glaze

Recipe by Judith N.
READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • Prepare the glaze: Combine cranberries and wine in saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in honey and continue to simmer 2 minutes.
  • Strain glaze, stir in oil and set aside.
  • Prepare the game hens and stuffing: Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add onion, celery and cranberries.
  • Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add sauteed mixture to the French bread cubes.
  • Let cool.
  • Stir in chicken broth, parsley, sage, thyme, 1/4 Tsp.
  • salt and 1/8 Tsp.
  • pepper.
  • Stuff game hens with the stuffing and tie drumsticks together with kitchen string.
  • Place hens in a roasting pan.
  • Brush some of glaze over each game hen and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • Place in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting for 45 minutes longer.
  • Baste hens with glaze and sprinkle with salt and pepper (salt& pepper is optional, I didn't do it) twice more during the cooking time.
  • Remove hens from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Cut strings and serve.