Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
Reserve 2 tablespoons sugar. Combine remaining sugar and corn starch in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs until well blended. Stir in butter, corn syrup and almond extract. Mix in chopped apples and almonds. Pour into pie crust.
If desired, garnish with apple slices arranged in a circle around edge of pie; fill center with additional toasted almonds. Sprinkle reserved sugar over top.
Bake 50 minutes or until puffed and set. Cool on wire rack.