Cranberry compote with orange and star anise

There’s cranberry sauce — and there’s cranberry compote. Too often an afterthought for roast dinners, this compote might take a little extra effort (and a couple special ingredients) but the result will keep you from every buying the canned stuff again.

20 mins
30 mins
12 servings
Cranberry Compote with Orange and Star Anise

Step 1
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. 

Step 2
Stir in the cranberries and spices.  

Step 3
Simmer until the cranberries start to break down (about 10 minutes).

Step 4
Remove whole spices carefully and discard. Remove sauce from heat and place in a bowl to serve.