Zesty Cranberry-Dijon Relish

1 cup water
1 cup dark brown sugar
12 oz. fresh cranberries
1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
1 pinch salt

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and brown sugar; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until berries burst, stirring occasionally (about 8 min.). Remove from heat. Stir in thyme, mustard, orange zest and salt. Cool completely. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 3 days.