Apricot Glazed Cornish Hens

Ingredients:

6 Cornish game hens

wild rice and sausage dressing mix (1 to 1 pounds)

1 12-ounce jar apricot preserves

salt

cup water

Preparation:

Rinse hens, remove giblets and pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt. Lightly stuff each hen with about 1 cup of dressing. Tie legs together with string. Place into Dutch oven. In small saucepan, combine preserves and water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, set aside. Place hens on a rack in Dutch oven. Do not place on bottom, they will burn.

Bake hens at 350 degrees F for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. During last hour of baking, baste hens frequently with preserves mixture. Remove strings before serving. If desired, split in half for smaller servings. Serve with remaining preserves.