1vanilla beansplit down the middle and seeds scraped
In a heavy bottomed sauce pot over medium heat, warm the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and scraped vanilla bean until it comes to a simmer. Let itsimmer for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat until the simple syrup is between 160° and 180°F.
Add in one cup of cranberries and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove the cranberries from the simple syrup and strain them through a fine mesh sieve. Toss them in the granulated sugar until evenly coated and set aside in a single layer until ready to serve. Repeat until all cranberries are done.