Game Hens with Fruit-and-Sausage Stuffing Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. For the hens: Remove and reserve giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water, and pat dry. Halve hens lengthwise; trim excess fat. Loosen skin from breasts and drumsticks by inserting fingers and gently pushing between skin and meat. Rub 1/2 teaspoon Southern France Spice Mix beneath skin of each hen half. Set aside.
  3. For the stuffing: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add bread cubes and next 7 ingredients (bread cubes through salt); cook 1 minute, stirring until well-blended. Remove from heat.
  4. Arrange bread slices in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Spoon 3/4 cup stuffing mixture onto each bread slice. Place 1 hen half, skin side up, over each mound of stuffing mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
  5. For the sauce: Combine boiling water and 2 tablespoons cranberries in a small bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain.
  6. Cook giblets, necks, 2 tablespoons shallots, and peppercorns in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Add apple and cranberry juices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Strain through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return liquid to skillet. Combine wine and cornstarch in a bowl; stir well. Add cornstarch mixture, rehydrated cranberries, lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon Southern France Spice Mix to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thick; stir constantly. Serve with hens and stuffing. Garnish with parsley and sage, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 927.54 Kcal (3883 kJ)
Calories from fat 303.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.71g 52%
Cholesterol 278.21mg 93%
Sodium 971.39mg 40%
Potassium 665.28mg 14%
Total Carbs 104.94g 35%
Sugars 44.21g 177%
Dietary Fiber 5.21g 21%
Protein 53.75g 107%
Vitamin C 63.4mg 106%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Calcium 73.3mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 153.34 Kcal (642 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.57g 52%
Cholesterol 46mg 93%
Sodium 160.59mg 40%
Potassium 109.99mg 14%
Total Carbs 17.35g 35%
Sugars 7.31g 177%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 21%
Protein 8.89g 107%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 106%
Iron 1.2mg 41%
Calcium 12.1mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.6
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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