Combine sour cream, preserves and almond extract. Stir well.
Refrigerate in a tightly covered container for up to 24 hours.
To serve: Garnish, if desired, with an
edible flower (such as nasturtium) and
a fresh mint sprig. Place in a small crystal dish in the center of a gold or silver
serving platter, with fresh fruit such as grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, kiwi
fruit, pineapple chunks, etc. around the edge.