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Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens for Two Recipe
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Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens for Two Recipe

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I found this easy recipe for Cornish hens and prepare it often for my family. The glaze keeps the hens tender and moist, and the skin roasts to a golden glow. It's tasty, too. When the children are gone for the weekend, my husband and I enjoy this meal-perfect for two.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 1,028 calories, 67 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 432 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 69 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine the salt and cayenne. Rub a third of the mixture inside hens. Brush 1 tablespoon butter over hens; sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the preserves, honey, onion, nutmeg and remaining butter. Cook and stir until preserves are melted. Brush over hens. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 180°. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens in Reminisce Extra April 2004, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 1,028 calories, 67 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 432 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 69 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"I have a convection oven and this cooked faster than the time alloted but it was great. My husband, who rarely comments on something, commented on how good it was and that the skin turned out with a slightly crispy tangy flavor. Four stars for tast and ease"

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