Anytime Fruit Crumble


I love a good fruit crumble . . . warm delicious fruit topped with a crispy crunchy topping, and Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables is a perfect match for this classic comfort dessert. My twist on this recipe, is individual make-anytime crumbles that use pantry items, your choice of fruit and of course Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables.

The delicious consistency and flavour of Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables adds creaminess, sweetness and spice to this recipe, making this fruit crisp absolutely scrumptious. Putting it together is so easy, you can even make it on a week night, or get the kids involved to help. What a great way to start teaching them how to bake!


Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables combines creamery butter with unsaturated canola oil to make it spreadable on any food, right from the fridge. It is a source of Omega 3, with no added preservatives and contains real cinnamon and brown sugar. It is absolutely delicious on toast, as well as a great on pancakes, waffles or french toast. I will definitely be trying it in some of my breakfast recipes soon!

The ease of this fruit crumble recipe is that you can use any mix of fruit (fresh or frozen) that you have in the fridge or freezer, and you can also customize for the season. I looked in my freezer and had a stock of frozen raspberries, strawberries, mangoes and blueberries. The Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables is added to the fruit mixture to add flavour and thicken the sauce, as well as to the crumble to make a delicious topping. I loved how easy this is to prepare, yet it is a beautiful individually presented dessert perfect for everyday or a special occasion.




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prepare the crumble by combining the flour, oats, sugar and Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables. Use your hands or two knives to combine until the mixture is coarse crumbs. Place in fridge until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl combine the fruit with the sugar and flour.
  4. Fill four 7 oz ramekins halfway with the fruit mixture then add 1/2 tbsp of Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables in small pieces.
  5. Fill the ramekins with the remaining fruit, and then add another 1/2 tbsp of Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables in small pieces.
  6. Top each ramekin with crumble mixture.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes until bubbling through the crumble. Note that fresh fruit may cook faster than frozen fruit. My frozen fruit mixture cooked in 45 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve as is, or top with ice cream or some Gay Lea Whipped Cream!


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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Influence Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. kristenchan0921 says:

    Perfect spring recipe! Gonna make this soon 🙂


    1. Kara Heald says:

      Thank you, it was delicious!


  2. Brenda Penton says:

    Yum! I have a bag of cranberries in the freezer that I need to use up! This would be perfect! Love the Spreadables, always have it in the house.


    1. Kara Heald says:

      Thanks Brenda, love cranberries!


  3. oh this sounds delicious! I haven`t tried the cinnamon and brown sugar spreadables yet,,will do!


  4. Maggie K. says:

    Yum! Nice recipe. Crumbles are one of my favourite desserts.


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