(sorry I don’t have a picture of this one;  I’ll take one the next time I make it)

3-6 very ripe apples (any variety will do; I just pick the ones that smell the best and that varies at different times of the year)

1 vidalia onion

1 whole May Tree Farm chicken (thawed)

1/2 jar apple jelly (any brand)

2 cups apple juice

1/2 stick of butter

1. cut apples and onion into quarters; stuff into cavity of chicken (as much as will fit)

2.place chicken in roasting pan and pour apple juice over chicken

3. put remaining apple and onion pieces around chicken in the pan

4. roast chicken in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 2-3 hours * Baste chicken with apple juice/pan drippings every 30 minutes or so, if it starts to get too brown; cover it with a foil tent until you put the glaze on

5. in a small saucepan, make a glaze by cooking the butter and apple jelly together until bubbly

6. pour glaze over chicken and continue to bake another 30 minutes until dark golden brown and the juices run clear when you pierce the thigh with a fork

*cooking time is approximate.  it will depend on the size of the chicken and your oven.   Use your best judgement about how long to cook the chicken.  we like to cook ours until it is falling off the bone but if you prefer yours less “cooked” just make sure that it reaches an internal temp of 180-185 and the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a fork.  If it seems to be cooking too fast, you can turn the oven temp down to 300.