Cranberries would not be weird....you can add a bit of OJ in the hot water to help mesh the two flavours along. What about slivered almonds? Add canned or fresh poultry to go with the cranberry - thinking Thanksgiving - for the meat eaters in your house? Date/Fig & nuts?
I like using lemon juice, green onions, diced tomatoes, bean sprouts and chick peas - kinda like my own hm version of tabbouleh minus the over abundance of herbs. I'm more of a savory type person though.
Go Thai - lime juice, finely chopped peanuts, bean sprouts, sesame oil and finely diced ginger. Fish sauce optional.
The first thing that came to mind was a small dice of dried apricot and that might go beautifully with the dried cranberries. I really like the idea of adding OJ to the cooking liquid to pull the flavors together. A sweet curry could also go into the combination... but I love curried fruit, so that may just be my weirdness.
You could use a sweet blend and stuff an acorn squash and bake it..... I'm hungry now.
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