November 23, 2015
1 Cornish game hen
¼ cup dried apricots – rough chop
¼ cup apples – peeled, cored and medium diced
¼ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup Mount Pleasant Vintage Port
¼ cup Fresh sage well chopped
Fresh cracked pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rub the inside and outside generously with olive oil. Season the inside of the hen with salt and pepper. Toss the apricots and apples together in olive oil then stuff hen with mixture. Then season the top of the hen and sprinkle the chopped sage on top. Cook in 400 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until hen reaches 160 degrees.
While hen is cooking reduce the port wine ¾ times (15-20 min). The wine will get thick like a glace. Add the cranberries to port glaze at the end of the cooking time.
Serve over rice pilaf or a sweet potato puree then drizzle dish with the port wine cranberry glaze.