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Cranberry Orange Cornish Game Hens

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Ingredients
Game Hens - 4 nos, thawed, giblets removed
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup, melted
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste, freshly ground
Whoe Berry Cranberry Sauce - 1/2 cup
Orange Marmalade - 1/2 cup
Fresh Lemon Juice - 3 tablespoons
Onion - 1 tablespoon, minced
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 425F.
2) Smear butter on the insides and out of the game hens. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
3) In a shallow pan, arrange the hens.

MAKING
4) Roast the hens for 15 minutes. Then turn down the heat to 375F and roast for 60 more minutes. Keep basting the meat with the drippings.
5) In a bowl, mix cranberry sauce, marmalade, lemon juice and onion.
6) When 20 minutes of roasting are left, baste the hens more often.
7) Just before serving, baste one last time.

SERVING
8) Serve Cranberry Orange Cornish Game Hens with cranberry sauce on the side, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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