Remove the core from each apple leaving it whole (an apple corer is of course handy for this, but a paring knife will work if you cut carefully). Place the apples side by side in a baking dish.
Mix margarine, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, a pinch of salt and spoon the mixture into the cored apples.
Add two tablespoons of water to the baking dish and place in a 400°F oven for one hour.
Bake until soft (may take longer if the apples are large).
5. Serve warm and drizzled with sour cream and sauce from the bottom of the baking dish.
Suggestion: Pink Lady apples will be the best choice.