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Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe

Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe

If you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your Christmas dinner table, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest these Cornish game hens topped with a sweet apricot glaze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each), split lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine spreadable fruit and orange juice. Spoon some of the apricot mixture over the hens. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until golden brown and juices run clear, basting several times with remaining apricot mixture. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 each) equals 424 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 186 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein.