Combine cranberries, apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and 1/4 cup water in medium-size sauce pan.
Heat, stirring constantly to boiling, then cook for 5 minutes. Smooth cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup water to a paste in a cup; stir into cranberry mixture. Cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils 3 minutes. Divide evenly over waffles or pancakes. Can also accompany fresh fall fruits.