Preheat oven to 325. Remove giblets and nect from turkey and set aside. Rinse turkey under cold water and drain well. Season inside and out with salt and pepper. In a bowl beat butter with sherry. Rub mixture over entire surface of bird. Put apple in cavity. Roast uncovered for about 4-5 hours. Juice should run clear and meat thremometer shoud register 180. Baste bird with its own juices often during roasting. Let stand 20 minutes before carving.
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