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Citrus-Baked Cornish Hens


  • 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice and grated peel of 1 lemon
  • Juice and grated peel of 1 orange


  • 1. Tie legs of hens together; turn wing tips under backs. In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes. Spoon half of the sauce over hens.
  • 2. Place hens breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Bake at 350° for about 1-1/4 hours or until meat juices run clear. Brush hens occasionally with remaining sauce.

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