Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and parsley. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in grapes and spices. Season game hens inside and out with onion mixture. Place game hens on rack in roasting pan.

Roast in preheated 375 degree oven 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Pour enough water in bottom of pan to measure ½ inch. Spread honey over game hens to coat. Return to oven; reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Roast 15 minutes or until hens are tender and golden brown. Remove hens to heated serving platter and keep warm. Adjust thickness of pan juices and correct seasonings as desired. Generously spoon sauce over game hens. Garnish with parsley and woodruff, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Mary Klein - St. Charles

  • 4 Cornish game hens
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 to 2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Cloves, saffron and salt to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • Water as needed
  • Parsley and woodruff for garnish (optional)