A good recipe for baked apples from the Food Network includes apples, apple juice, butter, sugar and spices combined in a dish and baked. Another great recipe uses muscovado sugar, demerara sugar and sultanas.
To make baked apples, mix 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg into a bowl containing 1/2 cup of sugar. Core 6 Granny Smith apples using an apple corer or a knife, but do not cut all the way through the apple. This acts as a stopper to keep the juice from seeping out of the apple during baking. At the top of the apples, remove a 1/2-inch wide strip around the hole. Place the apples in a baking dish.
Pour the cinnamon sugar and 1 teaspoon of butter into each of the apple openings. Fill the baking dish with 1 cup of apple juice. Cover the apples with foil. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit between 45 and 60 minutes. Remove the apples from the oven, and place a sprig of fresh mint on top of each one.
Another recipe suggests that the apples be stuffed with a sultana mixture. Combine 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of demerara or turbinado sugar, and 2 tablespoons of light muscovado sugar into a bow. Add a handful of sultanas, which are light brown raisins. Pour the mixture into the center of the apples, and place a pat of butter on top before baking.