With just two pantry staples, you can easily flavor your Thanksgiving turkey without any brining or fussing. Sweet maple syrup and coarsely ground black pepper pair up to season the bird, all thanks to the use of a compound butter. Spread this maple-pepper compound butter under the skin of the turkey, and baste it with more maple syrup while it's roasting to get a picture-perfect, mahogany-colored bird. The gravy that's made with all the pan drippings at the bottom of the roasting pan is a revelation of spicy, sweet flavor as well.