Preheat oven to 400 deg. F.
Wash, core, and thinly slice 4 apples.
Wash, core, and thinly slice 3-4 Asian pears.
Toss apples, pears, 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries, 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey, 2 TB arrowroot or cornstarch, 3/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice, 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom or allspice, and a pinch of salt. Transfer to a 9”x13” baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or gf flour blend + 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum, or 3/4 cup sorghum flour, 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 cup amaranth flour + 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum), 1/4 cup masa harina, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. salt.
With a pastry cutter or two knives cutting in opposite directions, cut in 8 TB dairy or non-dairy butter until there are no pieces larger than a small pea.
Mix in 1/4-1/3 cup hot water to make biscuit dough. If too crumbly, add more water 1 TB at a time. Drop clumps of dough in big spoonfuls over the top of the apples and pears.
Bake 40-45 minutes, until baked through and bubbly.