Plums are baked with sugar and tapioca and then topped with an easy baking mix shortcake for a quick version of a traditional favorite.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 12 plums, pitted and halved
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons tapioca
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking mix
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a 2 quart baking dish, stir together plums, 1 cup sugar, water, tapioca and cinnamon. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. (Or 15 minutes in microwave.)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, stir together baking mix, 3 tablespoons sugar, milk and melted margarine to form a shortcake dough. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto baked plum mixture. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.