In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar with the water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Let simple syrup cool to room temperature.
In a high-speed blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, add the frozen cherries and lemon juice. Pulse several times to coarsely chop the frozen cherries. Add half of the simple syrup. Pulse several times until the mixture resembles a granita.
Add in the remaining simple syrup and the pure almond extract, if using. Scrape down the sides of the blender or bowl of the food processor periodically and blend until cherry mixture is smooth.
Scoop immediately for a soft sorbet.
For a more firm sorbet, transfer mixture into a chilled, freezer-safe container (eg. an airtight container or loaf pan), lay a piece of parchment paper directly onto the surface of the sorbet, and freeze until desired consistency is reached; at least 3 hours. For longer storage, if using a freezer-safe container that has no lid, tightly cover the container with foil or place the entire container into a sealable, freezer-safe bag.