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Fruited Rock Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Rock cornish hens 4
  Onion salt 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Lemon juice/Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Canned mandarin orange segments 11 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Canned maraschino cherries 8 Ounce, drained (1 Jar)
  Rum/Brandy 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Thaw hens if frozen.
Heat oven to 400°.
Wash hens and pat dry.
Mix onion salt and pepper; rub cavities of hens with seasonings.
Place hens breast side up on rack in open shallow roasting pan.
Brush each with butter.
Roast 45 to 60 minutes, basting hens with butter occasionally.
Blend lemon juice, cornstarch and salt in small saucepan.
Add water to reserved syrups to measure 1 cup; stir into cornstarch mixture.
Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
Boil and stir 1 minute.
Stir fruits into sauce; heat through.
To flame, pour fruit sauce into chafing dish over heat.
Warm rum; pour over sauce and ignite.
Serve sauce with hens.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party

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