Cornish Hens with Cherry Sauce

Joined Mar 9, 2007
Chatting with a friend the other day about my finally finding a crockpot brought me this recipe:

Cornish Hens with Cherry Sauce
Serves: 4

4 cornish hens
cornbread stuffing
1.5 cups hot water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
3/4 cup red currant jelly
1/4 cup pitted dried red cherries, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Thaw hens if frozen. Place a rack in a slow cooker.
In a medium bowl, combine stuffing and 1/4 cup of margarine/butter. Stuff hens and place on rack in slow cooker.
In a small saucepan, combine jelly, cherries, remaining butter/margarine, lemon juice, salt and allspice. Cook over low heat, stirring until jelly is melted.
Reserve 2/3 cup sauce.
Brush remaining sauce on hens in cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours. Spoon reserved sauce over hens at serving time.

Tried it yesterday and liked it! Had to improvise the rack for the slow cooker but it worked out fine. I'm not sure what the purpose of mixing the stuffing and the butter is. I think I'll just skip that part next time and stuff them without using the butter.
Joined Jan 11, 2010
This sounds great! Thanks for sharing. I picked up 4 Cornish hens the other day at the grocer for a great price. I'll try this.
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