Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
Beat brown sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed 2 minutes. Beat in egg, vanilla and applesauce. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into pan.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing.