Pheasant with Cranberry Sauce recipe (Poultry)
Sprinkle cavity of pheasant with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place pheasant on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with butter; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 40-60 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees F, basting with pan juices frequently.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until the berries begin to pop, stirring frequently. Stir in the orange peel. Simmer 5 minutes longer. Cover pheasant with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Serve sauce with pheasant.
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