Heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Allow butter to brown. Add sliced apples and saute until lightly browned. Add lemon zest and toss to distribute. Add the cinnamon stick and deglaze with the lemon juice and apple cider. Place in oven and cook until the juice has all but completely reduced, 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a second large saute pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over high heat. Add all the vegetables and cook until browned and caramelized. Then add thyme and season to taste. Combine vegetables with apple mixture and serve on a hot plate garnished with basil.
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