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Rock Cornish Hens with Fruited Stuffing Recipe

Rock Cornish Hens    

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Rock Cornish Hens with Fruited Stuffing Recipe stuffs Cornish hens with stuffing of croutons, apricot halves, grapes, pecans, butter and apricot nectar before roasting to create this wonderful Rock Cornish hen recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing croutons
  • 1/2 cup drained canned apricot halves, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup quartered seedless green grapes
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons apricot nectar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Rock Cornish hens ( 1 to 1 1/2 lb. each) thawed if purchased frozen
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  • Combine stuffing croutons, apricots, grapes, pecans, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons apricot nectar, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; mix lightly.
  • Sprinkle cavities of hens with salt and pepper. Fill each hen with about 1/2 cup stuffing; fasten with skewers and lace with cord.
  • Blend 1/3 cup apricot nectar, soy sauce, and remaining butter. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; brush generously with sauce.
  • Roast in a 350°F oven about 1 1/2 hours, or until hens are tender and well browned; baste occasionally with sauce during roasting.
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