Turkey with Maple Butter Glaze
This recipe was shared with the first lady by her childhood
friend from Texas, Mrs. Regan Gammon.
1 fresh turkey, about
14 to 16 pounds
1 apple, quartered
1 onion, halved
3 to 4 stalks celery, cut in half
1/4 pound butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
Bring turkey to room temperature before roasting. Heat oven to 325
degrees. Wash and dry turkey. Stuff with lemon, apple, onion and
celery. Truss and season with salt. Melt butter in maple syrup
over medium heat, and pour over turkey. Place on a rack in a pan.
Roast 10 to 12 minutes for each pound. Baste every 20 minutes. Before
carving, let cool for at least 20 minutes.