Core, peel and cut apples into 1/4" wedges.
Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat.
Place apples in a single layer in skillet.
Top with lemon juice, brown sugar and spices. Mix well
Cover and simmer over low heat until tender.
Remove apples from skillet leaving juices.
In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup apple cider and cornstarch until blended with no lumps.
Whisk this mixture into skillet juices. Stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture has thickened.
Pour over apples and mix to coat.