Wash cranberries thoroughly.
In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and return to a boil. Allow to boil for 5-10 minutes or until most of the cranberries burst. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you want to change the flavor, you can add some brown sugar and cinnamon to the cranberries while they are cooking. Orange zest is also a great compliment. Allspice and nutmeg are also great spices to add. Personally, I prefer the prominent sweet and tangy flavors of the cranberry/sugar combination, so I don't tamper with them.
by The Savvy Kitchen