Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil, then add the rack. Transfer the turkey to the prepared roasting pan, and loosen the skin around the turkey breasts.
Carefully slide 2 tablespoons of butter pieces underneath the loosened skin.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the top of the turkey in an even layer.
Place the citrus pieces into the cavity of the turkey until the entire cavity is full.
Tie the turkey legs together to ensure the citrus stays in place.
Cover the turkey with foil, and bake for 20-25 minutes per pound, about 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the turkey.
During the last 30 to 45 minutes, remove the foil. If the skin looks like it’s beginning to dry, slowly pour melted butter over the turkey.
Remove the turkey from the oven, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
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