A favorite old-fashioned dessert – whole apples filled with brown sugar, raisin and spices.
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.
• 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.