Barbara D. Spitzer, Lodi, California
Recipe by Southern Living November 2006

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prep:
20 mins
bake:
1 hr 30 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Yield:
Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse hens with cold water; pat dry.

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  • Combine 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Sprinkle cavities and outside of hens evenly with salt mixture. Set hens aside.

  • Peel apple, and cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • Combine apple, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper, squash, and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, tossing to coat.

  • Stuff hen cavities with apple mixture; place extra mixture in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Place hens on top of apple mixture; cover tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes; remove foil, and bake 45 more minutes or until meat juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180° and internal temperature in center of stuffing registers 190°. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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