1 (16.5 ounce) can sour cherries, with liquid
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
2/3 cup slivered almonds
Place all ingredient, except almonds, in the bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions. Select sweet bread setting; 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.