1. Combine first 9 ingredients and, if desired, star anise in a saucepan.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes or until fruit is plump.
3. Place citrus sections in a large bowl. Pour lemon juice and fruit mixture over citrus, and let stand until slightly cooled. Garnish, if desired. Serve warm or cold and with ice cream or sorbet, if desired.