In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cranberries, sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Heat the mixture to boiling, stirring often. The cranberries should start to "pop" and turn the sauce red.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and butter.
Mix until the butter has completely melted.
Serve over turkey, ham or even cheesecake or ice cream.
Makes about 2 cups sauce. Refrigerate the leftovers.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8 with 1 serving being about 1/4 cup of sauce. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**