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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 (g): fat g 4; Fat Calories (kcal): 40; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 2.5; Protein (g): protein g 0; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 21; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 5; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 10; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

Photo: Amy Albert

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