Cornish Game Hens with Cider-Sage Sauce
*Apple Cider-Sage Sauce: In a small saucepan, stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in 1 cup fresh apple cider or apple juice, 1 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh sage leaves and 1 clove garlic, minced. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon boiled cider (purchase in specialty stores or see recipe on midwestliving.com), applejack, apple brandy or brandy. Makes about 1 cup sauce.