Maple-Glazed Cornish Hens

Real maple syrup is key for this recipe. That unmistakable flavor adds tasty complexity to savory Cornish hens.
Real maple syrup is key for this recipe. That unmistakable flavor adds tasty complexity to savory Cornish hens.

Maple-Glazed Cornish Hens

Prep Time
10

MINUTES

10 minutes
Cook Time
45

MINUTES

45 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
732

  • Calories732
  • Total Fat47 g
  • Cholesterol337 mg
  • Sodium204 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate16 g
  • Protein57 g

Ingredients

  • 4 Premium Cornish Hens, thawed

  • 1/4 cup apple juice, frozen concentrate

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon onions, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoon prepared mustard

Cooking Instructions

  • 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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