HEAT preserves, 1/2 cup cream, chocolate, almond extract and salt in small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until mixture boils. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened. Remove from heat. Cool 8 to 10 minutes.
BEAT remaining 1/2 cup cream and powdered sugar in small chilled bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
PLACE 5 cream puffs each in six stemmed dessert dishes. Spoon chocolate cherry sauce over cream puffs, dollop with whipped cream and top with a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.