Ma Lipo's Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Onion and Shallot Gravy
The glaze gives a wonderful sheen to the bird. If fresh sage is unavailable use 1/4 teaspoon dried sage. Glaze, herb butter, and onion mixture can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and chill. Bring herb butter to room temperature before using. Great additions to the menu are wild mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce with raspberry vinegar, mashed sweet potatoes, rutabaga and parsnip casserole, green beans with walnuts, date and onion relish, pear chutney, and of course, pumpkin pie and butterscotch pie.
I like to use this Wild Mushroom Stuffing recipe made with egg bread and filled with chopped hazelnuts, dried porcini, and white mushrooms (you can use chanterelles if you can get them).