Spread apples in a greased 10 x 6-inch pan or shallow casserole. Blend brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over apples. Add water.
Combine All-Bran, hot water, molasses, shortening, and egg; let stand about 5 minutes.
Sift together flour, soda, salt, spices, and sugar. Add All-Bran mixture, stirring until combined. Pour batter over apples.
Bake in moderate oven (350° F.) about 50 minutes or until apples are tender.
Serve warm or chilled with pudding, sauce, or cream, if desired.
Yield: 6 Servings