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Roast Cornish Hens With Spiced Cherry Sauce

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  Sweet cherries 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), frozen pitted (No Sugar Added)
  Cornish hens 3 3⁄4 Pound (3 Hens, 1.25 Pounds Each)
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
  Garlic To Taste
  Paprika To Taste
  Chicken bouillon 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cherry 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), flavored
  Artificial sweetener 2 Teaspoon (Equivalent To Sugar)
  Cinnamon stick 1⁄4
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon

Set cherries aside to thaw.
Sprinkle hens with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
Place on a rack in roasting pan and roast at 350°F.
for 1/2 hour or until done.
Baste occasionally with bouillon.
While hens are roasting, combine juice from cherries, soda, sweetener, cinnamon, lemon juice, and clove in a medium saucepan.
Sprinkle cornstarch over liquid and stir to dissolve.
Place over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
Add cherries; stir until coated with sauce and thoroughly heated.
To serve, cut hens in half and remove skin.
Place each half on a dinner plate and top with 1/6 of the cherry sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3758 Calories from Fat 2178

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 242 g371.6%

Saturated Fat 66.9 g334.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1723.5 mg574.5%

Sodium 1685.4 mg70.2%

Total Carbohydrates 79 g26.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.6%

Sugars 47.2 g

Protein 301 g601.2%

Vitamin A 51.8% Vitamin C 60.6%

Calcium 25.8% Iron 86%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Cornish Hens With Spiced Cherry Sauce Recipe