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Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

 Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens
Cornish hens, basted with a delicious glaze of apricot preserves and cloves, make dinner for two something special. Gusty Crum of Dover, Ohio uses convenient packaged herb stuffing to complement the moist and tender meat.
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups seasoned stuffing croutons
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • Dash ground cloves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the croutons, water and butter. Loosely
  • stuff into hens. Place breast side up on a rack in a shallow
  • roasting pan; tie drumsticks together.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  • Spoon half over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours
  • or until a meat thermometer reads 180° for hens and 165° for
  • stuffing, basting occasionally with remaining glaze. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 1,275 calories, 67 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 402 mg cholesterol, 2,113 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 72 g protein.