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Cranberry Cornish Hens

Cranberry Cornish HensCornish hens are the perfect size to serve individually and make elegant fare for special occasions.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cornish hens
1 (16-ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
A few rosemary sprigs
Salt and pepper for taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In heavy 2 quart saucepan combine jellied cranberry sauce, dry white wine and lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until cranberry sauce melts and mixture is smooth.
  4. Rinse hens in cold water and pat dry.
  5. Sprinkle the cavities with salt and pepper and a few rosemary sprigs.
  6. Close the cavities and secure with wooden toothpicks and a sprigs of rosemary.
  7. Place hens, breast side up in a lightly greased shallow pan.
  8. When handling raw poultry make sure you wash your hands to prevent the spread of bacteria.
  9. Next brush the hens with the cranberry mixture, coating all sides.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 45 minutes, basting frequently with the cranberry sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

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