These plum jam-glazed Cornish game hens are fall-off-the-bone yumminess! I use homemade sand plum jelly for the glaze.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the game hens in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

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  • Mix the plum jam and onion soup mix together in a bowl until well blended. Remove 1/4 cup of the jam mixture and refrigerate until needed. Brush the remaining jam mixture over the hens.

  • Set the slow cooker on Low for 7 hours. Brush the reserved glaze over the hens. Cook on Low 1 hour more. Place hens on serving plates and garnish with kiwifruit slices.

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Nutrition Facts

437.5 calories; 26.4 g protein; 35 g carbohydrates; 151.1 mg cholesterol; 588.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
First time cooking Cornish Game Hens. Reduced the recipe down to just two birds but thankfully kept the sauce the same. Mmmmmmm! To reduce fat I skinned the hens before putting them in the crockpot and put them in breast down to make them extra juicy. Fancy Valentine's Day dinner with little or no extra work! Thanks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
I did not care for the sauce. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2009
I didn't have any plum but I did have cherry perserves. I did everything else the way the recipe said and it was soo tender and falling off the bone. I'm new to slow cooking and this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
First time cooking Cornish Game Hens. Reduced the recipe down to just two birds but thankfully kept the sauce the same. Mmmmmmm! To reduce fat I skinned the hens before putting them in the crockpot and put them in breast down to make them extra juicy. Fancy Valentine's Day dinner with little or no extra work! Thanks!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2009
I thought this turned out really well. The plum glaze added a really nice flavor. I might try this again with an apricot glaze. This was my first attempt cooking game hens in the slow cooker and loved the ease and convenience. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
Amazing! My roommate and I love this recipe. Very easy. I've doubled the plum jam and mixed the opnion soup and red peppers (same amounts) in all together. Glaze 1/3 of the mix in the beginning 1/3 an hour before and save 1/3 (microwave for 30-45 seconds) for dipping sauce for the insides of the hens. Also good with peach preserves OR cherry jam. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
We really enjoyed this! SO EASY and very few ingredients. Couldn't find plum jam so used red raspberry. Really delicious. I may use more crushed red pepper the next time we like the zing. The only thing I did different was salt and pepper the hens before putting them in the slow cooker. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2011
I did the recipe exactly as printed and will probably double the jam next time. It was good but the hot of the pepper flakes competed too much with the sweet of the jam. The juices made a great gravy with a little corn starch and chicken broth (we had on hand from making risotto). As other reviewers said it was fall of the bone tender! Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
These hens turned out amazing. best I've ever made the tangy plum sauce gave it a great flavor. Most tender ever... fall off the bone yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
I had to use a strawberry-plum-raspberry fruit spread instead of the plum jam but it has still gave it that slightly sweet flavor. The chicken was literally falling off the bones in the crock pot by dinner time. I did turn the bird juices into a gravy by heating it more on the stove top and adding so cornstarch (that I'd already mixed with water to prevent clumping). After dinner I removed all the bones skin and grizzle etc so that I can turn it into a biscuits and gravy with mixed vegetables and chicken for tomorrow night (my husband won't eat the same dish twice... sigh). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I rubbed salt and pepper along with the crushed red pepper flakes on my hens before glazing them with the plum jam/onion soup mix. I was concerned about using the crushed red pepper flakes but actually didn't notice them when eating. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
I did not care for the sauce. Read More
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