Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice apples into a buttered 9 inch square baking pan, sprinkle with spices and add the lemon juice and water.
Mix the sugar and flour; work in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Spread this mixture over the fruit. (I usually mix part of the sugar with the spices, and sprinkle it on the fruit before putting on the topping.)
Bake uncovered about 1 hour, or until fruit is tender and crumbly crust
is lightly browned.