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Cornish Hens With Fruit, Nuts and Honey Apple Glaze
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Cornish Hens With Fruit, Nuts and Honey Apple Glaze Eileen Goltz | Meat
1 hour 30 minutes
30 minutes
4 servings

Dried fruits, fresh apples, and nuts make a delightful dressing for these roasted Cornish hens.

  • 2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ⅔ cup dried apricots, cut into thin slices
  • ⅔ cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons melted margarine
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cornish hens (about 1¼ lb. each), halved
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a roasting pan, combine the apples, apricots, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, and margarine. Spread the mixture over the bottom of the pan.
  3.  In a small bowl, combine the apple juice, honey, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt to make a glaze.
  4. Sprinkle the Cornish hens with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper and set them breast-side down on top of the fruit-and-nut mixture. Brush the hens with some of the glaze and then cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Stir the fruit-and-nut mixture and turn the hens over. Brush them with more of the glaze, return the pan to the oven, and cook until just done, about 15 minutes longer
  6. Glaze the hens one final time and serve them with the fruit-and-nut dressing.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled