Add cloves and cinnamon stick to water.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and brew for about 4 minutes.
Stir and strain.
Add sugar and stir.
Add apple cider and lemon juice.
Peel and core apples, but leave whole.
Stick 2 cloves into each apple.
Add cinnamon hearts to Thin Sugar Syrup.
Poach apples in Thin Sugar Syrup.
Pour mulled cider into serving bowl and add apples.