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Cider Glazed Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Cornish hens 6
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Apple cider/Apple juice 1 Quart
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon-style mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Wash hens and pat dry with paper towel.
Season inside and out with salt and pepper.
Tie legs together and fold wings back.
For glaze, place cider and cinnamon stick in medium saucepan; boil until volume is reduced to 1 cup.
Remove cinnamon stick and stir in butter, honey, mustard and vinegar.
Boil until thick, syrupy and translucent.
Place hens in shallow roasting pan.
Roast hens, brushing occasionally with glaze, 55 to 60 minutes or until golden and tender.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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