Real maple syrup is key for this recipe. That unmistakable flavor adds tasty complexity to savory Cornish hens.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Fat47 g
Total Carbohydrate16 g
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Heat grill to medium. Cut each hen down the backbone and spread flat on a cutting board. Rinse hens and pat dry. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Pour half of glaze mixture into a small bowl; reserve for drizzling on Cornish hens before serving.
Place hens directly over burners or coals on grill. Grill hens, covered, 20 minutes, turning once. Spoon or brush hens with remaining glaze. Turn and baste again. Grill, covered, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Brush with glaze; turn and baste again. Grill, covered, 10 to 15 minutes longer or until done (internal temp 180ºF).
Drizzle with reserved glaze mixture before serving.
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I used fresh apples and made applesauce and added apple pie spice 1/8th tea, the onion and maple syrup, garlic, a dash of cinnamon and a tea of turmeric. chopped it all with my immersion blender poured over cornish hens and bake for an hour or till done.