Fruity Cornish Hens

6 Cornish hens
6 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

6 ounce package long grain and wild rice mix
21 ounce can tart cherry pie filling

Cherry Fruit Sauce:
6 ounce package dried mixed fruit
2 cups tart cherries, drained
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

Prepare rice mix according to package directions. When cooked, add tart cherry pie filling. Prepare Cornish hens for baking. Stuff with cherry rice mixture. Shake garlic salt on hens and baste with melted butter or margarine. Bake in 325F oven for 1 1/2 hours or until tender and golden brown. Plump dried fruit following package directions. Prepare sauce by combining sugar and cornstarch in 5 or 6 quart saucepan. Add liquids. Cook to thicken. Add fruit. Sauce should be medium thin. Place stuffed hens on serving platter. Spoon sauce over hens as desired. Serves 6.