Orange Cornish Hens

Rosh Hashanah


1 orange, cut into 6 sections (with peel)

6 cornish game hens, 1- 1 1/2 lbs. each


1 cup freshly sqeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1/4 teaspoons red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Tablespoons margarine, melted

6 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole

Honey Tips

Honey Bees Need Water

To keep their hives strong, beekeepers must place them in locations that will provide abundant nectar sources as well as water.


Preheat oven to 450°. Make glaze by combining first 7 ingredients. Set aside. Season cavity of each bird with salt and pepper. Place a garlic clove and an orange section in each cavity. Set on a rack in a roasting pan. Baste birds well with glaze and bake 15 minutes. Baste again and reduce heat to 350°. Cook hens approximately 35 minutes longer, basting frequently. (Larger hens may take slightly longer.)