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1 baking hen
poultry seasoning
sage
honey
olive oil
salt (to taste)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Rub hen generously with olive oil and salt to taste. Sprinkle well with poultry seasoning and put plain sage inside the body cavity. I don't use a set amount, but I do coat it well with the seasonings. Place hen on a rack in a roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle generously with honey. Put back in the oven and bake another 15 minutes. Remove, baste, and return to oven. Repeat this until hen is done, probably about an hour. Test by sticking a knife in the thigh to see if juices run clear.

If you wish to make gravy, pour the drippings into a pan and mix in 2 tablespoons of plain flour. Mix flour in gradually to avoid lumps. Heat to boiling and cook for 5 minutes. If you need more gravy, add some canned chicken broth to stretch the drippings.


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