3 Gala or Fuji apples (peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dices, 3 cups)
2 Granny Smith or Pippin apples (peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice, 2-1/2 cups)
1 star anise pod
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  pinch freshly ground or grated nutmeg
1 cup cider or unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice