If you can find some good tart apples, core, peel, and slice them into rings. Cook them with red hots until they are just crisp tender. Or, cooked them with red food coloring and mixed pickling spice.
That way, you'll have something red and tart to go with your turkey. My family actually preferred them over cranberries. You can add the currants, too, if you like.
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