Core apples and pare 1 inch strip of skin from around middle of each apple or pare upper half of each to prevent splitting. Place apples upright in ungreased baking dish. Place 1-2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon butter and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in center of each apple. Pour water (1/4 inch deep) into baking dish.
Bake uncovered at 375 degrees until tender when pierced with fork, 30-40 minutes. (Time will vary with size and type of apples.) Spoon syrup in dish over apples several times during baking if desired. 4 servings.