To a low, wide saucepan, add wine, honey, cinnamon sticks and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Add apples and reduce heat to low.
Partially cover the pan and let simmer for about 15 minutes, while occasionally ladling sauce over apples.
Let the apples cool in the sauce to room temperature.
Discard cinnamon sticks.
Place one apple half in a dessert bowl.
Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired, and/or sauce and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts or pecans. Makes 4 portions.