Chopped dried apricots and almond and orange extract give this pretty pale orange Apricot Fondant lots of flavor. If you have apricot extract all the better, but in truth the dried apricots add plenty of apricot taste on their own. I like these creams with a white chocolate coating, so it doesn't overwhelm the delicate flavor, but they're also good dipped in milk chocolate, or simply rolled in crushed almonds. Another good option would be pistachios--I think orange centers, dipped in white chocolate, and topped with green pistachios would look gorgeous.
It may sound weird to describe Apricot Balls as "jam in a truffle," but that's about what they taste like. In a good way! The filling has a robust apricot flavor and a lovely chew, and the tart apricots and dark chocolate keep them from being too sweet. Just don't try to spread them on toast.
Apricot Fondant Photo c2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.