Preparation Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour 30 minutes

Cornish Hens with Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl combine breadcrumbs, onion, celery, orange peel, cranberries, walnuts and 1 tablespoon of the parsley.

For stuffing, in a small saucepan heat 1 tablespoon of the butter plus broth until warm; pour over breadcrumb mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

Rinse hens and pat dry with paper towels. Spoon stuffing into hens. Rub hens with 2 tablespoons of the butter; sprinkle with paprika, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Place in a baking pan and roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine honey, cranberry juice and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Simmer over medium heat until liquid is reduced by half.

After 30 minutes of roasting, begin brushing hens with honey mixture; brush every 15 minutes until cooked through (165°F). Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g48%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 369mg15%
Potassium 588mg 
Total Carbohydrate 34g11%
Dietary Fiber 3g10%
Sugars 12g 
Protein 45g 
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
Omega3 0.82g
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.