Roast the savory dried fruit, onion-flavored croutons, and green onion stuffing in the Cornish hen or on the side. Serve the main dish recipe with cranberry sauce for a traditional flavor combination.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr at 375°


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  • Thaw hen, if frozen. Rinse hen with cold water and pat dry. For stuffing, in a small saucepan combine water and margarine or butter; cook until margarine melts. Remove from heat. Stir in croutons, fruit bits, onion, and bouillon granules.

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  • Spoon stuffing into body cavity. Combine mayonnaise and poultry seasoning; coat hen with mayonnaise mixture.

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  • Place hen, breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until drumstick moves easily in socket.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine cranberries, brown sugar, and orange juice concentrate. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until cranberry skins pop.

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Nutrition Facts

1241 calories; total fat 80g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 20g; monounsaturated fat 29g; cholesterol 245mg; sodium 1204mg; potassium 413mg; carbohydrates 60g; fiber 3g; sugar 31g; protein 75g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 1069IU; vitamin c 33mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 1mg.