When apples are just tender, turn the oven off. Let apples stand in oven for 10 minutes. This will help keep them from falling apart.
- 4 apples, such as Honey Crisp or Rome Beauty
- 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 1 Teaspoon McCormick Apple Pie Spice
- 1/4 Cup raisins
- 1/2 Cup water
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Remove cores from apples using a melon baller, leaving bottom of apples intact.
Pierce skin of apples with a fork.
Place apples in 9-inch square baking dish.
Mix brown sugar, melted butter and apple pie spice in medium bowl. Stir in raisins.
Fill core of each apple with about 2 tablespoons of the raisin mixture, mounding on top as necessary.
Pour water into dish.
Bake 1 hour, or until apples are tender.