1 cup dried fruit (I used a mixture of raisins, blueberries, and cherries)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
Preheat oven to 325F and butter a 9×5″ baking pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Combine the eggs into the mixture, then stir in the applesauce. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the dried fruits and nuts.
Spoon into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.