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Nectarine Glazed Cornish Hens

As the jam glaze reduces the flavors intensify creating a sweet and savory combination you won’t be able to put down

Nectarines are often passed over for their more popular counterpart, peaches, but they are one of my absolute favorite fruits.  This varietal, the Arctic Star, makes a superb and easy glaze with a dash of sherry vinegar. 

Recipe comes courtesy of Jamnation Jam creator Gillan Reynolds. Click here to check out the full Jamnation lineup of certified Fair Trade artisanal jams.

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  • 2 Cornish game hens, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 Cup Rose to the Grindstone jam, or similar product
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup white wine
  • salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.

Place the halved hens breast side down on a baking sheet lined with foil and season with salt & pepper.

In a small bowl combined jam, sherry vinegar, soy sauce, and white wine.

Coat the hens with the glaze mixture using a basting brush.

Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.

Flip hens over and coat the other side with glaze mixture.

Return hens to over and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.