Christmas Morning Treat: Cranberry Maple Syrup
Combine 1 cup fresh or frozen whole cranberries in a medium saucepan with 2 cups pure maple syrup and 3/4 teaspoon orange zest; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Gently simmer until the cranberries begin to burst and release their juice, about 8 minutes. Serve warm, or cool to room temperature and refrigerate, tightly covered, until ready to use.
Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, December 2010/November 2011.