1 (15 ounce) can apricots, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
1 (.25 ounce) envelope rapid rise yeast
2/3 cup slivered almonds
Place ingredients (except the almonds) in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start.
If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the almonds at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.