You will need:
*Fresh cranberries (available from any grocery store around Christmas time)
*Pint-sized jars made for canning
*Lids and bands
*Large cooking pot
*Home canning pot with lid and inner rack
Step 1: Prepare the Cranberries and Jars
Put the cranberries in a collander and remove any squished, shriveled, or otherwise undersirable cranberries.
Wash the jars and rings in a dishwasher. It is very important that the jars are sanitized or the fruit may become contaminated.
Step 2: Fill the Jars
Bring several cups of water to boil in a large pot. The amount you will need is dependant upon how many jars of cranberries you are canning. After the water is boiling, add an equal part white sugar and stir until dissolved.
Fill each jar of cranberries with the syrup. Again, don't fill above the first screw line on the jar.
With a damp, clean cloth, wipe off the lip of each jar. Put a new canning lid on top and screw a band onto the jar.
Step 3: Boil!
Bring the water to a boil and keep boiling for 20 minutes. Take the finished jars out of the hot water immediately and let them cool on the counter top.
Before storing the jars of cranberries, remove the bands and write the year on the lid with a permanent marker.
These cranberries will keep for years without losing taste, fizziness, or their beautiful color.