Glazed Cornish Hens

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
If you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your holiday dinner table, our Test Kitchen experts suggest these Cornish game hens topped with a sweet apricot glaze. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each), split lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine spreadable fruit and orange juice. Spoon some of the apricot mixture over the hens. Bake until golden brown and juices run clear, 30-35 minutes, basting several times with remaining apricot mixture. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 hen: 402 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein.