1 DV Farm turkey (12-22 lbs.)
2 t. salt
2 t. pepper
4 t. TOTAL of spices, including dried savory, rubbed sage, thyme and/or rosemary, etc.
2 pears, apples and/or oranges
1 large onion and celery rib, quartered
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup orange marmalade
3/4 cup orange juice
1 T. honey
In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper and other favorite spices. Rub 1 tablespoon of seasoning mixture inside turkey cavity. Place the fruit, onion and celery in turkey cavity; tie drumsticks together. Place breast side up in a roasting pan. Combine butter and remaining seasonings; brush over turkey. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes per pound with a foil tent over top.
Meanwhile, combine marmalade, orange juice and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside and keep warm.
Remove tent of foil. Bake 2-5 minutes per pound longer, until meat thermometer reads 165 to 170 degrees. Brush occasionally with orange glaze during the last 30-60 minutes of cooking time. Cover and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Gravy can be made with the juices (the best gravy ever!!!)