Bacon-Wrapped Cornish Hens with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze
- 16 bacon slices (3/4 lb)
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 4 1 1/2- to 1 3/4-lb Cornish hens
Briskly simmer jam and vinegar in a small saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until glaze is reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature (glaze will thicken slightly as it cools). Preheat oven to 450°F. Cook bacon in batches in a large heavy skillet over moderate h...