1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup water
zest and juice of half an orange
1/3 cup sugar or Splenda, or more as desired
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
a dash or two of salt
a few squirts of honey
Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until the berries all pop open, then mash a little with a fork. Cook down to desired thickness.
Edit: I made this for Christmas, and it's as easy as it looks. I only had tangerines, so I added some lime juice and zest for extra punch. I saved the cinnamon stick to make the next batch with. I will experiment with using less spice to let the natural cranberry taste dominate.