1 unpeeled quartered apple
3 stalks celery
1 onion


This is for any size turkey so long as you have a roaster large enough to hold it with the lid tightly fitting; no foil cover please. It will work with a gas or electric stove if your oven registers the correct temperature.

Preheat oven to 475°, very hot. About nine or ten o'clock, place turkey that has been completely thawed and allowed to come near to room temperature in a covered roaster. Place an unpeeled quartered apple, 3 stalks of celery and an onion in the cavity. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour over turkey after it has been salted and peppered. Add 1 quart of warm water. Cover tightly and bake for 1 hour.

Turn off oven. Do not open oven door, leave all night. In the morning when you look at it, it will be a golden brown. You will have plenty of broth for dressing and gravy and the tenderest turkey you ever tasted.