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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

José Andrés


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 calories; 1 mg sodium. 27 mg potassium; 16.1 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 19 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 3 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium; 13 g added sugar;