Cornish Hens with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

A special holiday entrée for eight that needs just 30 minutes of preparation.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Stuffing
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
cup chopped green onions (8 medium)
1
red baking apple, unpeeled, chopped
4
cups unseasoned dry bread cubes
1/2
cup raisins
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
cup apple juice
Cornish Hens
4
Cornish game hens (24 oz each), thawed if frozen
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup apple jelly
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and apple; cook and stir until tender. Stir in remaining stuffing ingredients. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, spread stuffing.
  2. Split each game hen in half. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place hen halves, skin side up, over stuffing. In 1-quart saucepan, melt jelly with 2 tablespoons butter over low heat; brush over hens.
  3. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until hens are fork-tender and until juice of hens is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F).
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
To split game hens, use a heavy-duty kitchen scissors or place the hens on a cutting board and use a large knife to cut through the birds.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 810
    • (Calories from Fat 390),
  • Total Fat 44g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 260mg;
  • Sodium 780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 57g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 48g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.