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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and
  • celery; cook and stir until tender. Stir in 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; drizzle over hens.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a

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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing (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: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed hen equals 1,186 calories, 84 g fat (35 g saturated fat), 441 mg cholesterol, 1,146 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 63 g protein.