Preheat oven to 350°.
Core each apple but do not cut through, so that the bottom remains intact. Remove 1/2 inch of the peel at the top of the apple.
Place apples in a baking dish and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Fill centers with raisins and brown sugar. Drizzle with vanilla extract and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour apple juice, rum or sherry into bottom of the dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, basting several times during cooking.
Let stand for 3 minutes, then top with light whipped cream of vanilla ice cream.
Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.