peeled fresh or canned peaches, drained
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in a 2 quart saucepan.
Stir in peaches and lemon juice.
Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils.
Pour into ungreased 2 quart casserole dish.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt.
Add the shortening and cut through with a fork until flour clings to shortening.
Drop mixture by 6-8 teaspoonsful onto hot fruit.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
NOTE: You may substitute any fruit for the peaches, just being careful that the amounts are approximately the same.