The luxurious, licorice-like aroma of star anise gives this cranberry sauce recipe from José Andrés its special-occasion feel. Don't think of it as just a companion for turkey--it'll dress up a humble sandwich and makes an outstanding topping for a wheel of Brie.

José Andrés
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place cloves, peppercorns, allspice and star anise in a tea ball or tie into a bundle in a piece of cheesecloth with kitchen string.

  • Combine cranberries and wine in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the cranberries are soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the spice bundle, sugar and orange zest. Cook, stirring occasionally, the sauce starts to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the spice bundle. Serve the sauce warm or chilled.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Equipment: Tea ball or cheesecloth, kitchen string

Nutrition Facts

66.1 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 16.1g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 13.8g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 18.6IU; vitamin c 4.2mg 7% DV; folate 0.4mcg; calcium 3.1mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 2.2mg 1% DV; potassium 26.8mg 1% DV; sodium 0.9mg; added sugar 13g.