Cloves: The dried buds of a tropical evergreen, cloves are a wonderful blast of fragrance and flavor. They were the first known breath fresheners, but have a long, rich history in the spice trades. These sweet but pungent buds can overwhelm a recipe, so beware!

Cranberry-Lime Marmalade

prep time: 10
cook time: 5


  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 cups orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (scant) ground cloves


Stir sugar and 1/4 cup water in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add all remaining ingredients. Boil until cranberries burst, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. (Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Store in covered container in refrigerator.)