In a 3-quart heavy saucepan combine granulated sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boiling without stirring.
Stir in cranberries, apricots, brown sugar, vinegar, and ginger. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until berries have popped and mixture starts to thicken, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Cover; refrigerate up to four days.
Bring to room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Makes 3-1/2 cups (fourteen 1/4-cup servings).