Glazed Cornish Hens Recipe

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A sticky sweet glaze over these tender hens is the perfect complement. The meat is tender and moist. Serve these little birds over a bed of wild rice.
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  • 4 Cornish hens, split in half
  • Lawrys salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
10 mins
1 hr
1.25 hrs
Place Cornish hens skin-side up in shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with Lawry's salt. Roast in 350° oven for about 20 minutes.

Combine butter, orange juice, nectar and brown sugar over low heat. Brush glaze over Cornish hens. Bake an additional 30-40 minutes, basting with glaze frequently.

Serve with wild rice sprinkled with cashews.

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"The meat was so juicy and tender! I cooked them for a total of 1 hour and they were perfectly done. The preserves really add just the right amount of sweetness."
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