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.