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Make your own cranberry sauce, which will keep for at least three weeks, and you'll have a wonderful addition to your party as well as a delicious hostess gift.

This unusual cranberry sauce tastes very cherry-like.

Servings: Makes 1½ cups sauce.


½ cup granulated sugar

1 cup pomegranate juice

3 star anise

2 cups cranberries


Place sugar, pomegranate juice and star anise in pot. Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Add cranberries, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries pop, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.

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