Source: Vintage Recipes from The Lily Wallace New American Cook book (c. 1943)
6 tbsp brown sugar
1 - Select smooth apples of uniform size.
2 - Wash and remove cores.
3 - Fill the center of each with 1 tbsp brown sugar.
4 - Put in baking dish.
5 - Add enough boiling water to cover bottom of dish.
6 - Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F.), basting frequently with dish liquor, until tender, about 20 to 40 minutes depending on size and variety of apple.
7 - A little lemon juice or cinnamon may be added to the water if desired.
8 - There are several alternatives for brown sugar as filling, among which are strips of bananas, marmalade, jelly, preserves, honey and lemon juice, corn sirup and lemon juice, hard cinnamon candy, canned or fresh berries, chopped orange, candied orange peel, chopped pineapple, chopped peach, marshmallow, preserved ginger, or nuts.
9 - Baked apples are usually served with the dish liquor or cream, but they may be served with whipped cream, marshmallow sauce, or meringue.