We loved the hens! I halved the recipe and roasted just 2. I used a roaster pan without the lid and found the time specified in the recipe was just right. Like others suggested, I added chicken broth to the garlic in the pan so the garlic wouldn't burn and that worked well. I also doubled the gravy as others suggested and that was a good idea. Great recipe - it's a keeper!
Excellent! I used Macintosh apples (Which are a softer apple) and cooked the 30 mins as directed. They were done just right. In place of just coring the apples, I used a corer/slicer and put the apple wedges (with skin left on) in a 9" square pan then sprinkled the topping over top followed by pouring the sugar mixture over all. The apples were a hit!