• 1/3 cup of refined sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 3 thin slices (about 2mm) of tangerine peel, without pith or seeds
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of water
  • /2 cup of pineapple chunks
  • /2 cup of apple chunks (Gala or Fuji)


  • Step 1: In a high saucepan, melt the sugar over medium heat, being careful not to burn it.

  • Step 2: Add the cloves, star anise, ginger, tangerine peel, and water. Add the pineapple and apple, and bring to a boil.

  • Step 3: After boiling, count 2 minutes and then turn off. Serve hot and it's ready.


  • 1: If you want to make the recipe without fruits, you can do so, but you should increase the amount of sugar.

  • 2: You can use refined sugar, crystallized sugar, or brown sugar.

  • 3: Instead of star anise, you can use cinnamon sticks.