Cranberry Orange Glazed Cornish Hens
Looking for Cornish Game Hen Recipes that will wow your guests? Want a recipe that is uncomplicated but makes a stunning presentation? You will love the ease of cornish hens with this simple cranberry orange glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 hens
Cranberry Orange Glaze:
- 1 cup Cranberry Sauce See my recipe here for easy homemade Cranberry Sauce!
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Orange juice
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp ginger
For the Hens:
- Tyson® Cornish Hens the glaze is enough for 3-4, double if more needed
- 1 stick of butter
- Oranges cranberries and Rosemary For Garnish
Making the Glaze:
In a blender or a food processor, pulse together the cranberry sauce, maple syrup, orange juice and seasoning until a liquid glaze consistency is reached.
Cooking the Hens:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Pat dry your hens and place on a baking pan or roasting pan. Liberally rub hens with softened butter. Salt and Pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Once the hens have baked for 25 minutes, remove from oven. **** Lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees*****
Brush the hens liberally with the glaze mixture. Return to the oven and bake 8 minutes more.
Remove hens again, and flip upside down if desired. glaze again. Cook for 8 more minutes.
Remove hens again, and if you flipped before, flip again. Glaze again and return for 8 more minutes.
Glaze the hens one more time and cook for 4 additional minutes or until a thermometer reads that they have cooked thoroughly.
Calories: 1123kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 77g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 455mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 1201mg | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.7mg