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Rock Cornish Hens With Fruited Stuffing

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Ingredients
  Herb seasoned stuffing croutons 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Canned apricot halves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained and cut into pieces
  Seedless green grapes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), quartered
  Chopped pecans 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Rock cornish hens 6 Pound, thawed if frozen (4 Hens, 1 1/2 Pound Each)
  Apricot nectar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Combine stuffing croutons, apricots, grapes, pecans, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons apricot nectar, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; mix lightly.
2. Sprinkle cavities of hens with salt and pepper. Fill each hen with about 1/2 cup stuffing; fasten with skewers and lace with cord.
3. Blend 1/3 cup apricot nectar, soy sauce, and remaining butter. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; brush generously with sauce.
4. Roast in a 350°F oven about 1 1/2 hours, or until hens are tender and well browned; baste occasionally with sauce during roasting.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday

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