Mix broth and black pepper and set aside.
Remove package of giblets and neck from turkey cavity.
Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry. Loosen the skin
carefully from the breast meat, using your fingers. Place
the lemon slices and sage leaves under the skin. Season
as desired, including the cavity. Tie ends of drumsticks
together. Place turkey, breast-side up, in a shallow roasting
pan. Brush turkey with butter and then the broth mixture.
Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat, not
touching bone.Roast at 325°F. for 3-1/2 to 4 hours
or until thermometer reads 180°F. and drumstick moves
easily, basting occasionally with broth mixture. Begin
checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time.
Allow turkey to stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serves
12 to 16.