Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cut the top off the apples to make a flat surface. Cut a strip of peel around the apple right next to the cut surface.
Cut the core out of the apples, making sure to leave the skin at the bottom intact.
Brush the apples with a tablespoon of the lemon juice.
In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients except for the water and remaining lemon juice. Stuff apples with this mixture. Mound any remaining mixture on top of the apples. You can top each apple with the top that you cut off if you'd like.
Place in a shallow baking dish and pour 1/3 cup water and the remaining 1 tbsp. lemon juice around apples.
Bake the apples, uncovered, at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
Let cool 15 minutes before serving with hard sauce, ice cream, or whipped cream.