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Glazed Cornish Hens

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A sweet, gingery glaze finishes these roasted game hens.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, divided
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices (juice reserved and divided)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


Season cavity of Cornish hens with salt and pepper. Place hens in a large shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Brush Cornish hens with half of the melted butter.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to the pineapple juice to make 1 cup of liquid.

Combine 1/2 cup of the pineapple liquid with chicken broth; pour over the game hens.

Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes, basting several times (every 10 to 15 minutes) with remaining butter and pan drippings.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, ginger, cornstarch, and remaining pineapple liquid in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened.

Place 2 pineapple slices on top of each hen and spoon the ginger and pineapple glaze over each one.

Increase the oven temperature to 400° F and bake15 minutes longer.

Serves 4.

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Cornish Game Hens - HOW MUCH SUGAR, Member mamab420

I am finishing making this recipe and hoping that 1 T of sugar was enough to add!! Please advise if anyone knows! I am hoping it turned out OK.

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