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Ginger Pear Shortcakes

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Ginger Pear Shortcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Try these delightful shortcakes baked using Original Bisquick® mix and stuffed with a pear filling – a perfect fall dessert!
Updated Mar 14, 2014

Ingredients

Biscuits

  • 2 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Pear Filling

  • 6 Bosc pears, peeled, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Sweetened whipped cream, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir together Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, milk and molasses until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, knead dough 3 to 4 times. Pat dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut out 12 biscuits with 2 3/4-inch round biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet. In small bowl, mix walnuts, ginger, melted butter, cinnamon and cloves. Pat mixture on biscuit tops.
  • 3
    Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 4
    In large bowl, toss pears and lemon juice. In 12-inch skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add pear mixture; stir to coat with butter. Cook 2 minutes; sprinkle with brown sugar. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pears are soft and sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt.
  • 5
    To serve, split biscuits in half. Place biscuit bottoms on dessert plates; top with pear mixture and whipped cream. Replace biscuit tops.

Nutrition

250 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 40g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Total Fat
10g
0%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
0%
Sodium
380mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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