Cooking with the CWA

Get in the Granny Smith spirit with some apple crumble! Thanks to Margery from the Country Women's Association (CWA) Eastwood-Epping branch for providing this recipe and demonstration. 

Apple Crumble Recipe


For crumble

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup/4oz plain flour
  • 1 cup/3oz rolled oats
  • ¾ cup or 6oz brown sugar

For filling

  • 6 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2/3 cup or 2oz caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons


  1. Set oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut up apples into quarters. Halve again and cut out cores and trip off peel from apples. Slice thinly into bowl and squeeze on lemon juice to prevent apples from browning.
  3. Put flour, rolled oats, brown sugar in another bowl and stir thoroughly to ensure it’s all blended together.
  4. Add cinnamon.
  5. Add chopped butter into mixture and rub the dry mixture in with the butter, pressing with your fingers so it is well mixed.
  6. Rub butter around the inside of the baking dish.
  7. Put apple into bottom of the dish and pack firmly. Add caster sugar and mix in. Add sprinkling of cinnamon on top.
  8. Press sugar/oats/flour mixture firmly on top of the apples.
  9. Cook for approximately 35 minutes until browned on top.

Watch Margery below as she steps through the process for making a tasty crumble and learn some of her top tips for a tasty crumble.

Did you know that there are CWA tearooms right in the heart of Eastwood? Drop by for handmade treats and crafts. Located at the Women's Rest Centre on West Parade, Eastwood (behind Eastwood Library), they're open every week day from 10am-3pm.