How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Filling

  • Put apples in a large bowl. Add sugar and lemon juice, toss well. Add cranberries, cider, and butter. Toss well. Spread filling into an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Topping

  • Place flour into a mixing bowl. Add cinnamon and incorporate. Add butter and cut with pastry cutter or your fingers until it starts to resemble a coarse meal. If needed, add a bit more flour at this point. Add oats, sugar and salt and mix to incorporate. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples. bake in upper third of the oven for 55 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you have it.

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  • sparow64 7 years ago
    This sounds fabulous! I have never heard of Northern Spy apples! Maybe they don't ship yankee apples down here? lol : ) I am saving this to try, and gonna look for those apples.
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  • Good4U 7 years ago
    Very Nice Post!!! Spy apples are my fav.:-) Thanks for sharing.:-)
    I know you can't get them everywhere. Mostly in Northern Climates and are better after a frost and will keep very well if kept cool. They call them Northern Spies. Great for eating or cooking.
    My Grandfather had a Northern Spy Orchid.:-) Granny Smith will do just fine.:-) GK
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  • gkwillow 7 years ago
    I had to check out this recipe to see what the "Covert" thing was all about. ;) Love the combination of tart apples and cranberry. I'm not familiar with that type of apple, though. My favorite for baking is Granny Smith. Do you like the Spies better?
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  • otterpond 7 years ago
    MUST MAKE THIS! I love apple crisp. I have everything but the apple cider. This time of year apple cider just needs to be on hand. Thank you.
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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
    Cute name and lovely crisps are so good.
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