In a large bowl add either 2 cups of canned fruit, any kind and measure 3/4 cups of the juice from canned fruit OR you can use 3 cups fresh fruit, any kind such as cherries, peaches, berries etc. If using peaches,cut into slices.
2To the fruit add sugar (1 cup of sugar if using fresh fruit or only 1/4 cup of sugar if using canned fruit).
Add flour with cinnamon mixed into it.
Put everything in a 2 quart casserole.
Time to make the SHORTCAKE! Start by sifting the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add 1 tablespoon of softened butter with 1/4 cup of shortening. Pour in 3/4 cup of whole milk. Knead gently for 1 minute or so until well blended. Pat or roll out dough into 1/2 inch thickness and fit over top of fruit. Prick with a fork for steam to escape. Brush top of dough with either an egg mixed with a little water or milk for browning. Optional: Lightly sprinkle top of dough with a cinnamon/sugar combination. Serve warm with ice cream or a whipped topping.