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Cranberry simple syrup

Easy recipe for cranberry simple syrup made with fresh (or frozen) cranberries, water, sugar, lemon juice, and spices like cinnamon, clove, ginger, for a spiced version.
Course Sweet sauce, Syrup
Cuisine American, International
Keyword Cranberries, Simple syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ lb of cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups sugar adjust to taste – because the cranberries have so much pectin less sugar is needed to obtain a simple syrup consistency, so the amount of sugar is based on how sweet you want the syrup.
  • 2 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice
  • Spices and other flavors: cinnamon sticks cloves, ginger, orange peel - optional

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredient in a saucepan, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for ~20-25 minutes.
  • If adding spices do so during the last 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool down.
  • Strain the mix to remove any chunks/seeds.
  • Refrigerate and use as needed.
    Cranberry simple syrup recipe