Roasted Cornish Hens with Apple, Date, and Almond StuffingJeff Jackson | Delicious Living
- Serves: 8 people
- Calories per serving: 376
Cornish hens make a fun presentation, but this fantastic, breadless stuffing works just as well with turkey. Simply stuff the turkey lightly and adjust cooking time based on size. Serving tips: Mound leftover stuffing in a heatproof bowl; reheat and serve alongside poultry. Use kitchen shears to cut each cooked hen lengthwise.
- Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When sizzling, add apples and sauté, stirring occasionally, until brown but still crisp, 15-20 minutes. Add dates, zests, and juices; cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat, cool, and stir in almonds and salt.
- Mix onion, carrot, and celery; place on the bottom of a roasting pan.
- Preheat oven to 475°. Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Season each cavity with salt and pepper, then loosely stuff with apple mixture. Truss hens. Place hens, breast-side up, on top of chopped vegetables. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 475° for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 400° and cook for an additional 35 minutes, or until juices run clear. Remove skin, if desired. Serve hens with additional apple stuffing on the side.
|Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1/2 skinless hen, 3/4 cup apple stuffing):|
|Calories: 376 calories|
|% fat calories: 27|
|Saturated Fat: 3g|