Preheat oven to 350ºF (190ºC). Arrange fruit in the bottom of a 9x9-inch, 8x8-inch or 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the sugar over fruit. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with a fork and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and remaining 1/3 cup (75 ml) sugar until blended and smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in half of the flour mixture. Beat in milk. Beat in remaining flour mixture and almonds.
Drop spoonfuls of the batter on top of the fruit, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around the edge of the dish to leave room for expansion.
Bake 40-45 minutes, until top is golden brown and fruit is tender and bubbly. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving with frozen yogurt, if desired.
* Also try sliced peaches, pears, or apples, a mixture of sliced peaches and blueberries, a mixture of sliced apples and dried cranberries, a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries.
Per serving for 8 servings: 225 calories, 9.8 g total fat (4.2 g saturated fat, 3.7 g monounsaturated fat, 1.1 g polyunsaturated fat), 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, 42 mg cholesterol, 2 g fibre, 74 mg calcium, 24 mg magnesium, 243 mg sodium, 133 mg potassium, 1.8 mg vitamin E