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Easy Cornish Hens

Servings: 4


  • Fresh tarragon springs
  • 2 Perdue Cornish Hens
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c. dark corn syrup
  • 2 tsp. Fresh tarragon, or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon — chopped


  1. Preheat overn to 375° F. Brush hens with butter and season with salt and pepper. Place hens in shallow roasting pan or baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a measuring cup combine orange and lemon juices, orange zest, corn syrup and tarragon. Pour this mixture over hens.
  3. Continue to roast, basting occasionally, for 30 to 40 mintues or until hens are well glazed, and meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 180° F.
  4. Garnish with tarragon sprigs and serve with pan juices.