Oranges and Pineapple in Spiced Syrup

orange and pineapple  


4 cups oranges, peel removed and sliced

1 cup pineapple chunks

3 tablespoons honey

½ cup water

2 tablespoon orange juice

1 stick cinnamon

2 cloves

1 star anise

½ teaspoon vanilla




Prepare syrup by combining honey, water, juice, and spices in a small sauce pan. Simmer until honey is completely dissolved and mixture has reduced to a thin syrup, about 10 minutes. Strain out the spices and set aside to cool.


Prepare oranges and pineapple. Cut both ends of the oranges and discard. Sit flat end on cutting board and remove the peel with a small sharp knife. Slice into rounds and remove pith.


Cut off both ends of the pineapple and discard. Stand the pineapple up and cut the skin off in strips with a sharp knife. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into quarters. Remove the pineapple core of each quarter, then cut into ½ inch chunks.


Place fruit in a large serving bowl. Pour syrup over fruit and chill for at least one hour before serving.