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Golden Game Hens Recipe

I served game hens at a diplomatic dinner when my wife, Ruth, was the defense attaché at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. They were an appealing choice because they filled a plate and garnered many fine comments.—Andy Anderson, Graham, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 1 medium tart apple, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce


  • 1. Loosely stuff hens with apple and onion. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Combine butter and soy sauce; brush over hens.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 180° and juices run clear, basting occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.