1. Heat oven to 375 degree F. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
2. Peel apples, leaving a 1-inch wide band of peel around the center of each. Arrange apples in a 9-inch square baking dish. Fill each cavity with 1 teaspoon each butter and cinnamon-sugar. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
3. Add apple juice to bottom of dish. Cover dish with foil and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and spoon the apple juice over apples; bake 15 to 20 minutes more, until tender.
4. Spoon apples and apple juice on each of 4 serving plates. Makes 4 servings.