This is baking as I type – will let you know the results! http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/63754473/baked-apples-with-cranberries-and-almonds/detail.aspx
Served it to guests this evening – it was quite tasty. I think I would use different apples next time. The Gala apple peel was really tough.
I had to change the baking time from 40-50 to 50-60 minutes.