Heat oven to 400°F. In large saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch. Add water; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir an additional minute or until thickened. Stir in fruit; return to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in almond extract. Pour into ungreased 8-inch square (1 1/2-quart) baking dish.