Game Hens With Flaming Cherry Sauce Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Rock cornish game hen2 Pound (Two 1 Pound Hens)
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon, melted
 Ground ginger1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Paprika1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cherry sauce2 Tablespoon (As Needed)
 Orange slice6
 Brandy3 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2366 Calories from Fat 1364

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 152 g233.5%

Saturated Fat 50.7 g253.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 980.9 mg

Sodium 1462.3 mg60.9%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.66 g2.6%

Sugars 43.5 g

Protein 156 g312.3%

Vitamin A 47.8% Vitamin C 9.2%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 41.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Rinse hens and pat dry.
Sprinkle cavities with salt and pepper.
Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
In a small pan, combine butter with ginger, paprika, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt; brush over hens.
Bake, uncovered, in a 375° oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until leg joint moves easily; during last half-hour, baste occasionally with pan drippings.
Meanwhile, prepare cherry sauce.
When hens are roasted, skim and discard fat from pan juices and stir juices into sauce.
Arrange hens on individual plates and garnish with orange slices.
Spoon cherry sauce over hens.
If desired, warm brandy in a small pan; set aflame (not beneath an exhaust fan or flammable items) and pour over birds.