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Cranberry-Glazed Game Hens

No recipe image available.Game hens stuffed with a fruited-rice stuffing, and glazed with a cranberry chutney make for a lovely presentation at your next dinner party.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) package long-grain white and wild rice, prepared according to package directions
1 (8.5-ounce) jar CROSSE & BLACKWELL® Apple Curry Chutney - divided use
1/2 cup chopped tart green apples
1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/4 cup currants or raisins
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 game hens (about 1 1/4 pound each)
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  2. Combine rice, 1/2 cup chutney, apple, nuts, currants, ginger and poultry seasoning in medium bowl. Spoon about 1 cup stuffing into cavity of each hen. Tie legs together with string; place in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Combine remaining chutney, orange juice and butter in small bowl; brush over hens.
  5. Bake, brushing with glaze every 10 minutes, for 40 to 50 minutes or until hens are very well browned and no longer pink near breastbone.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.