In a cast iron pan or large skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the sliced apples, tossing to coat and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Stir to mix in and continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
Add the sliced cabbage, spices and carefully toss to coat. Add the water, cover with lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove lid, season to taste and drain any excess water. Serve or keep warm, covered with aluminum foil in a casserole dish.