Wash sour apples and core, without breaking through blossom end of skin
2/3 of the way down from top of apples.
Put in baking dish and fill the cavities with sugar and spice.
Allow 1/2 cp sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon or nutmeg to 8 apples
If nutmeg is used, a few drops of lemon juice and a few gratings
from the rind of lemon added to each apple is an improvement.
Cover bottom of dish with boiling water and balke in 400 degree oven until soft. Baste several times with syrup in dish.
Serve hot or cold with cream.