Makes 12 servings

Dust the knife with sugar before chopping the ginger to keep it from sticking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together baking mix, sugar, milk, and molasses until a soft dough forms; turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 to 4 times.

Step 2

Pat dough to a 1/4-inch thickness, and cut with a 2 3/4-inch round biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Step 3

Combine walnuts and next 4 ingredients; pat onto biscuit tops.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

Step 5

Split shortcakes in half. Layer half of biscuit halves with Sautéed Pears and whipped cream; top with remaining biscuit halves.

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