Prepare stuffing as directed on package. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Wash Cornish hens; pat dry. Stuff hens with prepared stuffing and place
in baking pan with the breast side down. Tuck the tips of the wings into the
side of the bird to prevent them from burning. Salt and pepper birds. Pour 1
cup water into pan.
Bake birds for 15 minutes; baste with the butter or margarine.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Bake for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour, basting birds frequently with
the pan drippings.