Peel, quarter, and core the apples, then thinly slice them into a bowl. Add the syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and toss gently to coat the apple slices evenly. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 1-quart baking dish with deep sides.
Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl, and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the center and add the melted butter and the milk. Stir to make a smo