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A tasty Thanksgiving alternative to serve on your date night! Recipe from Fox appearance on November 2014.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 5 minsTotal Time1 hr 35 mins
 2 Cornish Hens (Thawed)
 Juice of one orange
 1 orange cut into 4 pieces
 1 medium yellow onion cut coarsely into pieces
 ¾ cup of fresh cranberries
 ¼ cup of apple cider
 1 ½ tsp. of fresh ginger chopped
 ½ tsp. of minced garlic
 2 tbsp. of honey
 2 tbsp. of butter
 Dash of cinnamon
 Dash salt
 Dash pepper
1

In a saucepan, combine cranberries, orange juice, apple cider, ginger, garlic, honey, cinnamon and butter. Cook over medium heat until cranberries are soft and cooked down, about 30 minutes, set aside.

2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3

Rinse Cornish Hens and pat dry.

4

Put Cornish Hens in a large roasting pan. Add cut up oranges and onions to pan, place around hens.

5

Season with salt and pepper outside and inside hens.

6

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, base hens every 15 minutes.

7

Turn oven temperature up to 375 and bake for another 20 minutes.

8

Plate hens and server with remaining cranberry orange sauce.

9

Optional garnish with fresh oranges and cranberries.

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Ingredients

 2 Cornish Hens (Thawed)
 Juice of one orange
 1 orange cut into 4 pieces
 1 medium yellow onion cut coarsely into pieces
 ¾ cup of fresh cranberries
 ¼ cup of apple cider
 1 ½ tsp. of fresh ginger chopped
 ½ tsp. of minced garlic
 2 tbsp. of honey
 2 tbsp. of butter
 Dash of cinnamon
 Dash salt
 Dash pepper

Directions

1

In a saucepan, combine cranberries, orange juice, apple cider, ginger, garlic, honey, cinnamon and butter. Cook over medium heat until cranberries are soft and cooked down, about 30 minutes, set aside.

2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3

Rinse Cornish Hens and pat dry.

4

Put Cornish Hens in a large roasting pan. Add cut up oranges and onions to pan, place around hens.

5

Season with salt and pepper outside and inside hens.

6

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, base hens every 15 minutes.

7

Turn oven temperature up to 375 and bake for another 20 minutes.

8

Plate hens and server with remaining cranberry orange sauce.

9

Optional garnish with fresh oranges and cranberries.

Cornish Hens with Cranberry Orange Sauce

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