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Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens

Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens recipe
photo by:kraft
Stuffing mix flavored with pork sausage and mushrooms is baked inside Cornish hens roasted with an apple-jelly glaze for an easy, elegant main dish.
10 min
1 hr 35 min
2 servings
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What You Need

lb.  pork sausage
cup  sliced mushrooms
cup  STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken in the Canister
Tbsp.  shredded carrots
cup  hot water
 Cornish game hens (1 lb. each)
Tbsp.  oil
Tbsp.  apple jelly

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Brown sausage with mushrooms in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Add stuffing mix, carrots and hot water; stir just until moistened. Set aside.

SPOON stuffing mixture evenly into hen cavities; close openings with skewers. Place hens, breast sides up, in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil.

BAKE 1 hour; spoon jelly over hens. Bake an additional 10 min. or until hens are cooked through (180°F).

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
If serving a crowd, use 1 lb. pork sausage, 2-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms, 5 cups stuffing mix, 2/3 cup shredded carrots, 2-1/2 cups hot water and 1 roasting chicken (5 lb.). Prepare stuffing mixture as directed; use to stuff chicken. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Brush with 1/3 cup oil. Bake at 350°F for 1-1/2 hours before topping with 2/3 cup jelly. Continue baking 10 min. or until chicken is cooked through (180°F). Makes 10 servings.
Prepare as directed, using STOVE TOP Cornbread Stuffing Mix in the Canister.
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