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Roast Cornish Game Hens with Brandied Apple Sauce

4 servings


No Added Sugars

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

29.7 g
8.2 g
0.8 g
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 465
  • Fat 31.7 g
    • Saturated  
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 174 mg
  • Sodium   401 mg
  • Carbohydrate 8.2 g
    • Fibre   0.8 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 29.7 g
    • Vitamin A 7 %
    • Vitamin C 3 %
    • Calcium 2 %
    • Iron 11 %


Preheat oven to 425°F. Place Cornish hens in roasting pan. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with 2 tsp. of the rosemary. Roast 20 minutes, and then reduce heat to 325°F. Roast 40-55 minutes more, or until cooked through.

Make sauce by melting butter in a skillet. Add apples and cook 2 minutes. Add brandy and reduce by half. Add 1 1/4 cup of chicken stock and remaining rosemary and bring to a simmer. Stir in stock/cornstarch mixture and cook until sauce lightly thickens. Season with salt and pepper and reserve on low heat.

When hens are ready remove from pan and let rest 10 minutes before dividing each one in to two portions. Remove excess from fat pan, and then add any remaining pan drippings to the sauce.

Serving Suggestions

A mix of wild and white or brown rice goes nice with the hens. You can make it yourself or select one of the ready to use mixes you’ll find in the aisle rice is sold. Steamed squash and broccoli or Brussels sprouts would also go nice with the hens.

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