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Spiced Cranberries Recipe


1 cup water
4 cups cranberries
1-1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons whole cloves
2 sticks cinnamon


In medium pot, add water, sugar, vinegar, cloves and cinnamon.

Bring this to a boil. Do a fast boil for 5 minutes and then strain out the juice.

Add the cranberries to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until the skins pop.

Mix well and remove from heat.  Cool before serving.

A Bit of Cranberry Trivia

Cranberry fruit are true berries.

Fruit size varies considerably, but typically fruit are 3/4 to 1 inch long by about 1/2 inch in diameter.

Ripe fruit are a deep red to mahogany color.
Color is confined to the skin and outer cell layers.

The interior of the fruit is cream colored.

The fruit contains four large hollow seed cavities in the interior and each cavity contains numerous small brown seeds.
Because of the interior cavities cranberry fruit float.

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