This is a delicious, good old-fashioned southern style baked apple and it makes a wonderful sauce! I have used both, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauties with excellent results. I have also added raisins soaked in rum or Grand Marnier right into the core cavity. I like it with a good vanilla ice cream, but whipped cream is just as yummy. Can easily halve this recipe if needed. This is adapted from Bon Appetit magazine, Oct. 2001.