Combine water and sugar in a large saucepan
, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add apples, cider vinegar, raisins, the spices and cranberries. Bring to a boil and simmer
for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate, or cool to room temperature and serve. Original recipe yields 2 1/2 cups.