Cornish Hens With Honey

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Cornish Game Hens with Honey

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 cup honey
1 tblsp. cumin, ground
1 1/2 tsp. anise seed
3/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
8 Cornish game hens
salt and pepper

Combine olive oil, vinegar, sherry, cumin, anise seed and cinnamon in a small heavy saucepan. While stirring constantly, simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about three minutes. Remove glaze from heat. Brush hens with glaze. Salt and pepper hens generously. Roast in oven at 400 degrees until thigh juices run clear when pierced, about 45 to 50 minutes. Baste every 10 minutes. Serves 8.