Gooseberry Glazed Game Hens with Sage Stuffing Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Game hens2 (Reserve Inner Bag)
 Butter2 Teaspoon
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Dried sage1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Bread slices2 , cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
 Gooseberry preserves2 Tablespoon
 Dijon mustard1 Tablespoon
 Green peppercorns in vinegar1 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3457 Calories from Fat 1594

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 177 g272.3%

Saturated Fat 52.4 g261.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1164.3 mg388.1%

Sodium 1516.9 mg63.2%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.6%

Sugars 30.7 g

Protein 374 g748.7%

Vitamin A 9.5% Vitamin C 26.8%

Calcium 41.2% Iron 182.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Wash hen and pat dry on paper towels

2) Remove livers from the inner bags and chop small.
3) In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon butter, add chopped livers, onion, and sage and sauté for 5 minutes, then toss in bread cubes.
4) Stuff the hens with liver mix and place in oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
5) Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 to 50 minutes.
6) To glaze, gently heat the remaining butter and mix in gooseberry preserves, mustard, and peppercorns with their vinegar. Place on back of stove to keep glaze warm, without cooking.
7) Brush over hens two or three times during baking beginning after temperature reduction.

8) Add the remaining glaze over the hens and serve.