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Maple-Brandy Glaze for Cornish Game Hens


Enough to glaze six 1-1/2-lb. hens.

This glaze gives a beautiful, burnished sheen that makes a stuffed bird even more special. It's also delicious on plain, unstuffed birds.

  • 1-1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Calvados, applejack, or other brandy
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter

In a small saucepan, boil the apple juice until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add the remaining ingredients and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 3 min.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 2 Tbs., Calories (kcal): 130, Fat (kcal): 4, Fat Calories (g): 40, Saturated Fat (g): 2.5, Protein (g): 0, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1, Carbohydrates (mg): 21, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0.5, Sodium (g): 5, Cholesterol (g): 10, Fiber (g): 0,

Photo: Amy Albert

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