Cranberry Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Cranberry Stuffed Cornish Game Hens


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Cornish Game Hens stuffed with cranberries and apples make an easy, but elegant dinner.

  • 2 Cornish Game Hens (About 1 1/2 Pounds Each)
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries (Chopped)
  • 1 Small Granny Smith Apple (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Divided)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Cut Into Pieces)
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Small Red Potatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Season hens with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. In medium-size bowl combine cranberries, apples, garlic, rosemary, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Spoon cranberry mixture into cavities of hens. With kitchen twine tie legs together. Place in large-size cast iron skillet or baking dish. Place potatoes around hens. Drizzle hens and potatoes with remaining olive oil. Dot hens and potatoes with butter pieces.
  4. Place in oven for 60 to 65 minutes until skin has turned golden and crispy. Potatoes should start to shrivel (internal temperature of hens should be about 180 degrees).
  5. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve with potatoes and juices from skillet.
  7. Serves 2
  8. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 65 Minutes Total Time: 85 Minutes
  9. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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