1 cup sugar (white, or for a more distinctive taste, you can use brown)
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) fresh cranberries, rinsed
Combine the water and sugar into a saucepan on the stove. Bring to a boil. Add in cranberries, return to a boil and then reduce heat, simmer for about ten or fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally. When thickened, cover, cool and serve.