Holiday Hens with Fig Glaze and Cornbread Stuffing (Tyler Florence) Recipe

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Holiday Hens with Fig Glaze and Cornbread Stuffing (Tyler Florence)
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Begin by re-hydrating the figs. In a large mixing bowl add the figs, honey, lemon juice and cover with warm water. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 20 to 25 minutes until the figs are tender and soft. Strain the figs and reserve the liquid - as this will be the base for the glaze.
  3. To make the stuffing, heat a little extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat and gently saute the onions with rosemary. Add the sweet Italian sausage and continue to saute until browned, 10 to 12 minutes. When done, scrape it all into a large mixing bowl, add the cornbread pieces and figs and season well with salt and pepper. Give it a good toss until it's well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, and stock, and pour that over the cornbread. Stir the stuffing together and set it aside while you work on the hens.
  4. Wash and clean the birds. Season the cavities with salt and pepper and fill with stuffing. Dot the top of each bird with butter and season with salt and pepper. Lay out on a roasting tray and pop into the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. While they are roasting, set the fig liquid over medium-high heat and add balsamic and butter. Reduce until syrupy and baste the birds with 10 minutes to go. When done, an instant-read thermometer should registers 160 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1530.26 Kcal (6407 kJ)
Calories from fat 645.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71.69g 110%
Cholesterol 300.03mg 100%
Sodium 1342.54mg 56%
Potassium 1364.85mg 29%
Total Carbs 172.13g 57%
Sugars 92.38g 370%
Dietary Fiber 18.09g 72%
Protein 51.18g 102%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 7.9mg 44%
Calcium 291mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 200.64 Kcal (840 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 110%
Cholesterol 39.34mg 100%
Sodium 176.02mg 56%
Potassium 178.95mg 29%
Total Carbs 22.57g 57%
Sugars 12.11g 370%
Dietary Fiber 2.37g 72%
Protein 6.71g 102%
Vitamin C 1mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 1mg 44%
Calcium 38.2mg 29%

* 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

  • 35.8
  • 40

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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