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Cornish Pixies’ Game Hens

Oh-oh!  Cornish Pixies have invaded your kitchen.  You immobilize them, but decide to put them to work as a punishment for throwing the flour around.  They don’t know much that is useful, but they do know how to cook (with some strong wand guidance).  This potion guarantees happy, smiling faces around the table—and you can plan for an exact number of guests with a minimum amount of work on your part!

Ingredients

4 Cornish Hens (actually, choose the number of hens for the number of diners)

One (1) 12 ounce frozen, unsweetened apple juice concentrate—thawed

One (1) Tablespoon cornstarch

One (1) teaspoon ground cinnamon

Salt and choo powder

4 lemon slices

Procedure

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse the hens in cold water and pat dry.  Place them “top/spine up” on a rimmed baking sheet/pan and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and a bit of choo-powder.
  • In a small bowl, combine ½ Cup of apple juice concentrate with 3 Tablespoons water. Pour this mixture evenly over the hens.  Place the hens in the oven and bake for uncovered for 45 minutes.  Wave your wand in front of the oven door and recite the spelle below three times.
  • In a small cauldron (saucepan), whisk the rest of the apple juice concentrate, the cornstarch, and cinnamon over medium heat. When mixed well, add the lemon slices and continue to simmer until thickened (you may wish to go to medium low heat depending on how your stove cooks).
  • Remove the sauce from the heat. Remove the hens from the oven (after 45 minutes) and brush the sauce over the hens—place a lemon slice on each one.  Return the hens to the oven for another 15 minutes of roasting. (The hens should be golden brown on the outside, measure an internal temperature of 180 degrees F, and there should be no pink juices when the hens are pierced.)

Spelle:
Cornish Pixies!  Cornish Pixies
Go to work and help me fix these!
Sweetness of apple and tartness of lemon,
Will create a main dish that tastes like heaven!