Spray the slow cooker bowl with non-stick cooking spray.
Peel and cut the apples into chunks.
Add the apples to the slow cooker.
Rinse the cranberries in tap water and add them to the slow cooker bowl.
In a separate small bowl, mix the honey, orange juice, and water and drizzle over apples and cranberries.
Add the cinnamon stick, star anise, and pinch of salt.
Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise, and mix with an immersion blender until smooth.
Cool completely before refrigerating.