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Cornish Hens with Sausage Stuffing

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Cornish game hens with a flavorful apple sausage stuffing.

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 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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 4 out of 5
Good Atlernative for Holiday Meal, Member P.Way

This was a very easy recipe to follow; it was my first time doing Cornish Hens. The stuffing was fabulous. I've made it with other meats, now, too.

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