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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two

 Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two
“My husband really likes Cornish hens, so I searched for a recipe I could use during the holidays that dressed them up. We love the fruit stuffing." — Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit bits
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Dash ground allspice
  • CORNISH HENS:
  • 2 Cornish game hen (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and
  • celery; cook and stir until tender. Add the bread, fruit bits, water
  • and allspice; cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated
  • through.
  • Loosely stuff hens with stuffing. Tuck wings under hens; tie
  • drumsticks together. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place breast
  • side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine butter and
  • honey; brush over hens.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat

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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thermometer reads 180° for hens and 165° for stuffing,
  • basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if
  • hens brown too quickly. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed hen equals 1,115 calories, 78 g fat (32 g saturated fat), 424 mg cholesterol, 955 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 63 g protein.