"A triumph, my dear, a triumph!"I used up nuts that were lying around, and the mix of slivered almonds, pecan pieces and pignoli worked very nicely indeed. Forgot to get dried apricots the day I set out to make it, but dates, raisins, and dried pineapple and blueberries proved an excellent combination.
All in all -- I would have enjoyed it even without it having been drenched for months in brandy!
(To all you haters out there -- I pity those that never tasted good fruitcake.;oP)