2 gala apples, peeled and diced
12 ounces of craisans
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
Zest and juice of half an orange
½ an orange sliced
½ a cup of sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch slurry
In a medium saucepan, add the apples, cranberries, cranberry juice, cinnamon stick, star anise, and sugar; bring them to a low simmer and allow the cranberries to rehydrate.
Once the cranberries have softened and the apples have begun to take on the color of the cranberries, add in the sliced orange, orange zest and orange juice.
Continue to simmer for a few minutes allowing the flavors to mingle and the orange to take on the color of the cranberries.
Adjust the heat to medium, producing a faster simmer, pour in about two tablespoons of cornstarch slurry to thicken the mix,
Stir it in and remove from heat once thickened. Serve warm or chill before serving.