This dessert is a classic country dish that is SO good in the winter with some vanilla icecream on top, or as my dad likes to do- pour a little milk over it while it is warm. This has been in our family ever since I can remember.
2/3 - 1 cup sugar, xylitol or other sweetener
1Tbsp - 1Tbsp + 2 tsp corn starch, (You may add more if not becoming thicker but mix with small amount water first and then add to mixture gradually while stirring and cook longer. It will thicken as is bakes/sets.)
1 cup water
4 cups fresh or frozen fruit (with any juice)
1 1/2 cups flour
1-2 Tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
cinnamon/sugar mixture (or may combine 2Tbsp sugar/ 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon) (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add water. Begin heating over medium- high heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. Add fruit. Cook to boiling or almost. Pour into 9x9" baking dish.
Topping- sift together the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter with fork or pastry blender until uniformly mixed. Add milk and stir until just moistened (don't overmix or dough will be tough). Drop/ pour onto the fruit mixture, trying to put small amounts around the different areas and then filling in holes as you finish. Don't worry too much as it will bake together to cover top of pan. Then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar over the top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes- until biscuit topping is done.