Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and slice apples into a bowl. Add 1/2 of the sugar, the spices and lemon juice. Mix lightly and pour into buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole. Blend the remaining sugar, flour, salt and butter to a crumbly consistency. Add the nuts and sprinkle over the apple mixture. Bake 45 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crust is nicely browned. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe courtesy of The New York Times Cookbook, by Craig Claiborne