Peel, core and chop apples into small, ½" cubes
Place apples in a large pan over medium heat
Add butter and stir until butter is melted. About 1 minute.
Add apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and sugar and stir to combine.
Stirring occasionally, cook until the apples have softened. They should still have a little bit of firmness, but not be mushy.
Whisk water and cornstarch together in a separate cup to make a slurry, then add to apples while gently stirring over medium-high heat.
Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble to make sure the cornstarch is fully cooked.
Remove the mixture from the heat.
Add in orange extract, vanilla, lemon juice, and honey. Stir to combine.
Pour into a cake pan or bowl and refrigerate to cool quickly. Store about 2 weeks in the fridge.