Wash apples and remove 3/4ths of the core, leaving the bottom portion of the core intact. Place apples into a large oven-safe skillet.
Mix together spices and brown sugar. Spoon into the cavity made from the core removal of each apple. Place a piece of the butter on top of the sugar and spices. Top the butter with additional sugar and spices mixture.
Pour the apple cider into the bottom of the skillet and then cover the skillet with foil and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.