1 ½tablespoonsorange zestapproximately ½ and orange
1tablespoonmaple syrupoptional, for additional sweetness
½granny smith applediced medium
In a large pot on the stove, dissolve sugar in water and bring to a boil
Add cranberries and return the liquid to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to low.
Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the diced apple. Mix thoroughly to incorporate. Be careful while mixing! You will hear popping as the cranberries burst and they sometimes will release liquid (which is now hot!). Be careful of splashback!
Cook the mixture over low heat for thirty minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat and in the same pot, stir in the diced apple.
If not serving the same day, refrigerate immediately.
This recipe can be served hot, cold, or room temperature. It really is wonderful however you prefer!