Game Hens with Cherry Stuffing

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Game Hens with Cherry Stuffing

Game Hens with Cherry Stuffing
Ingredients
2 tbsp. butter
2/3 cup sliced leek (white and pale green part only)
2/3 cup chopped celery
4 cups rustic French bread, cubed
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dried cherries
1½ tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (equal parts each), divided
sage
rosemary
thyme
1 Cornish game hen, halved
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions

Prep: 25 minutes, Cook: 40 to 45 minutes, Serves: 2

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly butter a 7-by-11-inch casserole dish.

2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a small skillet. Sauté leeks and celery for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened. Place leeks, celery, bread, broth, cherries and 1 tbsp. herbs in a medium bowl; toss well until broth is absorbed. Turn into prepared dish.

3. Rinse game hen and sprinkle with salt, pepper and remaining herbs and place on top of stuffing. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until internal temperature of hen reaches 165°F. Serve with Bordeaux Cherry Sauce.

Nutritional Information:
(hens & stuffing): 770 calories, 41 g protein, 42 g total fat 15 g sat.), 54 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 230 mg cholesterol, 1060 mg sodium, 18 points

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