Apple Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hens

Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hens
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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

Cornish game hens are flavored with butter and filled with a flavorful apple sausage stuffing. The savory stuffing comes alive with poultry seasoning, herbs, sausage, and apples. These are sure to wow all the guests at your next dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 ounces bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups toasted bread cubes
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup melted butter, divided
  • 5 tablespoons chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 Cornish game hens, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds each

Steps to Make It

  1. Brown sausage well then drain off grease. Add bread cubes, apples, celery, raisins, onion, 1/4 cup of the melted butter, 2 tablespoons of the chicken broth, sage, poultry seasoning, and salt; mix well.

  2. In a separate or cup, combine remaining 1/2 cup melted butter and 3 tablespoons chicken broth. Set aside to use for basting.

  3. Lightly stuff Cornish hens with dressing mixture; close the openings with skewers. Place hens in a large roasting pan; bake at 400 F for 1 hour, or until the Cornish hens are tender. Baste Cornish hens occasionally with combined remaining margarine and chicken broth.