12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
apple (or orange) juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
I double my recipe, but a good rule of thumb is for every 12oz bag of cranberries, use 1.5 cups of sugar.
Place fresh (or frozen) berries in a pot. Pour liquid (water, apple, or orange juice) until it is almost to the top of the berries. You can always add more if you need it, but can't take it out. Add sugar and spices. I change my spices up from year to year. This year I added about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 3 'dashes' of cloves and 2 pinches of ginger. Sometimes I only do sugar. It isn't rocket 'surgery' :)
Bring berries to boil, they will start to pop. Stir every few minutes and keep an eye on them. They will boil over as soon as you look away and wheeeeew- what a mess that is to clean up!
When the berries pop they break down and magically dissolve into a big pot of yummy goodness. Once the mix is mostly liquid, and the berries have cooked down, turn it off. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Take a little taste. This is where you can play with the flavor. It is a good point to add more sugar if you'd like, but make sure the mix heats back up so it dissolves.
Place in fridge and Enjoy! I make mine the day before! :)