This star anise cranberry sauce is a delicious take on the traditional Thanksgiving classic. The licorice-like anise flavor works great with the sweet and sour fruit and the recipe is very easy to make.
- If you prefer a strong anise flavor, use two star anise for one 12-ounce package of cranberries. If you’d like the anise to be more subtle, go with just one.
How to make it:
Simply add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring the mix to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer, uncovered, until all the cranberries have popped open and the sauce has thickened. Let cool and remove the star anise. That’s it!
How to use it:
This sauce goes well with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner but you can also eat it on baked brie or spread it on a turkey sandwich.
Do you serve cranberry sauce hot or cold?
Serve cranberry sauce chilled and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
More delicious cranberry recipes:
- Cranberry Pecan Bread
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip with Thyme
- Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Cranberry Grilled Sandwich
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Star Anise Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 package fresh cranberries (12 ounces)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 or 2 whole star anise*
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat down and simmer, uncovered, until all cranberries have popped open and the sauce has thickened. (About 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish).
- Let cool, remove the star anise, transfer the sauce into a glass container and store in the fridge.