Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

Taste of Home Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions
  • Combine the salt and cayenne. Rub a third of the mixture inside hens. Brush 1 tablespoon butter over hens; sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the preserves, honey, onion, nutmeg and remaining butter. Cook and stir until preserves are melted. Brush over hens. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown and a thermometer reads 180°. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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