Moroccan Cornish Hens with Caramelized Prunes Recipe Video

To celebrate the 100th video, we are going to make a sweet , that are traditionally cooked for special occasions: Tajine of Hens with . This tajine is made with either lamb or poultry, where the meat is cooked with onions and spices, and the Prunes (dried ) are caramelized with honey. A dish that you and your guests will not forget!


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time55 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Cornish hens8 Pound
 Onions2 Large, grated
 Butter3 Tablespoon
 Saffron1 Pinch
 Ginger powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Prunes1 Pound (Soaked In Water For Hour)
 Honey1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Cinnamon powder1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2293 Calories from Fat 1233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 137 g210.7%

Saturated Fat 41.2 g206.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 940.5 mg

Sodium 1051.7 mg43.8%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.7%

Dietary Fiber 11.5 g46%

Sugars 65.3 g

Protein 160 g320.1%

Vitamin A 43.1% Vitamin C 28.5%

Calcium 20.2% Iron 48.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1- Add the hens, butter, onions, and spices to the pan. Mix all the ingredients together, cover your pan, and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
2- After 10 minutes, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the hens. Cover you pan and cook for 40 minutes or until done. Stir from time to time.
3- After the hens are cooked, remove them from the pan and reserve.
4- Drain the prunes from the water. Add the prunes, honey, and cinnamon powder to the Hens sauce. Cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
5- After 15 minutes, taste the sauce and adjust the spices accordingly.
6- Before serving, return the hens to the sauce with the prunes to heat them up.

Serving: Serve hot with Moroccan bread or French . Enjoy!

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Editors Review

Here is a wonderful Moroccan recipe that is traditionally cooked on special occasions. The video displays how the hens are cooked with onions and spices. Similarly the prunes are nicely caramelized with honey. Your guests will never forget this amazing flavorful dish!