Cornish Hens with Raisin-Rice Pilaf

Course : Chicken
Serves: 8
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4 medium 1 1/2 Lb. Cornish Hens
1/4 Cup Brandy
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Juice
1 teaspoon Paprika
2/3 Cup Diced Celery
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 spray Vegetable Cooking Spray
1 recipe Raisin Rice Pilaf
1 medium carrot Curls and Strips
1 bunch Celery Leaves (Opt)
---RICE --
1/4 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Brandy
1 1/3 Cup Cooked Wild Rice
1 1/3 Cup Diced Carrots

Preparation / Directions:

Remove Giblets From Hens; Discard. Rinse Hens Under Cold, Running water and Pat Dry. Remove Skin and Trim Excess Fat. Split Hens in Half lengthwise. Place Hens, Meaty Side Up On A Rack in A Roasting Pan. Combine Brandy, Apple Juice, Paprika in A Bowl. Stir Well. Brush Hens With Mixture. Bake At 350 Degrees For 1 Hour OR Until Juices Run Clear, Basting Every 15 Min. Serve With Rasin-Rice Pilaf. Garnish With Carrot Curls and Strips and

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