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Sweet And Spicy Cornish Hens

  Apple jelly 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Minced pickled jalapeno 1 Teaspoon
  Cornish hens 1 1⁄2 Pound, halved and backbones discarded

In a saucepan combine the jelly, the lemon and lime juices, the Worcestershire sauce, and the jalapeno and heat the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, until the jelly is just melted.
Pat the Cornish hens dry, sprinkle them with salt and black pepper, and arrange the halves, skin sides down, on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
Brush the halves with some of the sauce and roast them in the lower third of a preheated 500° F.
oven for 15 minutes.
Baste the halves with the sauce, turn them, and roast them, basting them after 7 minutes, for 15 minutes, or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pricked with a skewer.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1557 Calories from Fat 890

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 99 g151.8%

Saturated Fat 29.2 g145.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 687.3 mg229.1%

Sodium 608.3 mg25.3%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 25.2 g

Protein 118 g236.4%

Vitamin A 15.1% Vitamin C 43.4%

Calcium 12.1% Iron 34%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet And Spicy Cornish Hens Recipe