Cornish Hens with Sweet Autumn Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Sweet Autumn Stuffing

If you've never tried making Cornish game hen before, why not start with this recipe for Cornish Hens with Sweet Autumn Stuffing? Paired with tart cranberries, crunchy nuts, and semi-sweet apples, this savory and sweet Cornish game hen recipe could be a great Thanksgiving feast alternative.

Notes

Cran-Apple Nut Stuffing serves 6-8 people.

Serves4 people

Ingredients

  • Cornish Game Honeyed Hens:
  • 2 premium all-natural Cornish hens
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey (orange sage)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • ginger (to taste)
  • Cran-Apple Nut Stuffing:
  • 1 package seasoned stuffing
  • 1 Fuji apple, diced
  • 2/3 cup fresh whole cranberries
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup European style butter

Instructions

Cornish Game Honeyed Hens:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. In a sauce pan, melt butter and stir in honey.
     
  3. Wash hens. Place in baking dish.
     
  4. Season hens. Bake for one and a half hours or until cooked. Baste periodically with honey butter.
     
  5. Cover with foil the last 10 to 15 minutes. (Use a meat thermometer; when it reads 180 degrees F, it’s done.)
     

Cran-Apple Nut Stuffing:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. In a frying pan, use a small bit of European style butter and sauté fruit, celery, and nuts.
     
  3. Put sautéed mixture in a glass baking dish. Pop into oven at 350 degrees F for about an hour.

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