Mom’s Cranberries

Cranberry Sauce


1 1/2
cups sugar
cup water
whole cloves
whole allspice
3-inch cinnamon sticks
12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
Grated zest of 1 orange



Bring sugar, water, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon sticks to boil in 4-quart saucepan.  Cook, stirring, until syrup is clear, about 3 minutes.  Add cranberries and cook just until they begin to pop, about 5 minutes.


Remove from heat; add grated orange zest and cool.  Refrigerate 1 to 3 days before serving.  Remove cloves, allspice and cinnamon sticks before serving. 


Makes 2-1/2 cups relish.


Be careful not to overcook the cranberries.  They should pop when you bite.