Cranberry Sauce with Star Anise
Place star anise in cheesecloth and tie into a bundle with a piece of kitchen string. Combine cranberries, sugar, water, orange zest and juice in a medium saucepan. Add the star anise bundle and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have burst, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove star anise before serving. Serve warm or chilled.Advertisement
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
Equipment: Cheesecloth, kitchen string
Tip: Look for the star-shaped anise pods in the bulk-spice sections of natural-foods stores, in Asian markets or online at penzeys.com.
1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate