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Apple Glazed Cornish Hens (diabetic) Recipe

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This diabetic Cornish game hens recipe is glazed with a cinnamon and apple mixture for a meal the whole family will enjoy. This is quite simple to make and makes an elegant presentation at the table.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 2 Cornish hens
  • 6 ounces unsweetened apple juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 medium lemon, sliced


Remove giblets from Cornish game hens and discard. Rinse hens under cold water and pat dry. Using a long, sharp knife, split the hens lengthwise. You may also buy precut hens. Place the hens, cavity side up, in a roasting pan. Dilute 1/4 cup of the apple juice concentrate with the water. Pour juice over the hens. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Turn breast side up.

In a small pan over medium heat, combine the remaining apple juice concentrate, cornstarch and cinnamon. Mix well. Add 2 lemon slices and continue cooking until thickened. Remove from heat and brush hens with the sauce. Return the hens to the oven and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes. Transfer the hens to a serving platter and garnish with remaining lemon slices.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: calories 413, fat 23.6g, 52% calories from fat, cholesterol 168mg, protein 29.0g, carbohydrates 19.8g, fiber 0.7g, sugar 17.0g, sodium 93mg, diet points 10.6.

Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.0, Vegetable: 0.0, Fruit: 1.2, Bread: 0.1, Lean meat: 0.0, Fat: 0.0, Sugar: 0.0, Very lean meat protein: 0.0

Recipe Source: Easy & Elegant Entrees (Healthy Selects) by Frank R. Blenn (Macgraw Hill)
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
Easy to fix and delicious, Member WyattNichols

Easy to fix and delicious. Es facil arreglar y delicioso.

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