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Sausage-stuffed Cornish Hens

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes (Total Time : 1 Hour 35 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 2
  • 1/4 pound Pork Sausage
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix For Chicken In The Canister
  • 2 tablespoons Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 2 Cornish Game Hens (1 Pound Each)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Jelly
  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Brown sausage with mushrooms in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Add stuffing mix, carrots and hot water; stir just until moistened. Set aside. SPOON stuffing mixture evenly into hen cavities; close openings with skewers. Place hens, breast sides up, in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil.

    BAKE 1 hour; spoon jelly over hens. Bake an additional 10 min. or until hens are cooked through (180°F).

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

    Serving Suggestion

    For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Reduced Fat Dressing.

    Variation

    If serving a crowd, use 1 lb. pork sausage, 2-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms, 5 cups stuffing mix, 2/3 cup shredded carrots, 2-1/2 cups hot water and 1 roasting chicken (5 lb.). Prepare stuffing mixture as directed; use to stuff chicken. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan. Brush with 1/3 cup oil. Bake at 350°F for 1-1/2 hours before topping with 2/3 cup jelly. Continue baking 10 min. or until chicken is cooked through (180°F). Makes 10 servings.