Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter four 6-ounce custard cups.
Combine peaches, sugar, almond extract, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Spoon mixture into custard cups.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in medium-size bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor fashion until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until mixture comes together, adding more milk, a tablespoon at a time, if necessary. Spoon topping evenly over peach filling. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Place custard cups on baking sheet.
Bake in 400 degree F oven 20 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden. Tent with foil if tops begin to brown too quickly. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 6 servings.