Glazed Cornish Game Hens

This simple preparation results in beautifully glazed and delicately flavored hens.


4 Cornish hens

1 apple, quartered

1 orange, quartered

1 medium onion, quartered

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

salt and pepper, to taste



1 tablespoon orange juice

1 teaspoon orange zest

Honey Tips

Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar

Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


Preheat oven to 375°.
Rinse hens and pat dry. Place in a roasting pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place one wedge of apple, orange and onion in the body cavity of each bird. Brush with butter or margarine, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake, covered loosely with foil, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue roasting an additional 40 minutes. Brush with honey glaze and continue roasting until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180°F. This could take 5 to 20 minutes longer depending on size of hens.
Remove fruit and onion wedges from birds before serving.
Serves: 4