Put 3 cups water and molasses in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Add
cranberries and return to a boil.
Lower heat to a simmer. Add a pinch of salt and a grinding of black
pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, until all the cranberries have popped and
sauce has thickened. Do not overcook, as sauce will thicken more when
Using a small nutmeg grater, grate the nutmeg so that you have almost
1/4 teaspoon. Stir into cranberries. Cover and chill. (It will improve
To serve, spoon into serving dish or bowl. Grate more nutmeg on top.