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Cornish Hens with Sausage Stuffing


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Cornish Hens with Sausage Stuffing

Cornish game hens with a flavorful apple sausage stuffing.

Prep Time :

Cook Time : 1hr


* 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 or margarine, 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


Brown sausage well then drain off grease. Add bread cubes, apples, celery, raisins, onion, 1/4 cup of the melted butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons of the chicken broth, sage, poultry seasoning, and salt; mix well. In a separate or cup, combine remaining 1/2 cup melted butter and 3 tablespoons chicken broth. Set aside to use for basting.

Lightly stuff Cornish hens with dressing mixture; close 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.

Cornish hens recipe serves 6.

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