This has become my absolute favorite syrup for pancakes. It tastes delicious and has yummy chunks of soft, juicy cranberries. Plus, it's really simple to make. Jeff created this syrup several weeks ago, and now I force him to make it again every time we have pancakes, because I love it so much!
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Jeff's Cranberry Syrup
1 cup water
2 cups sugar (can be white, brown, or combination)
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
Dash each cloves and cinnamon (optional, but very yummy)
1 tsp. Vanilla (also optional, but also very yummy)
1 tsp. maple flavoring
Combine water, sugar, and cranberries in saucepan. Heat on medium high until water is boiling gently and cranberries begin to pop. Use a fork to mush the cranberries slightly, enough to release the juice, but leaving the cranberries mostly whole. Simmer for about another minute.
Remove from heat and stir in cloves, cinnamon, and maple flavoring. Serve over pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc.
I think this would also be fabulous as a topping for ice cream or angel food cake or other light dessert foods. Maybe with some whipped topping. Mmmmm....