Cream shortening & sugar together.
Add to this the egg & applesauce.
Combine water & baking soda in a cup.
Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, & allspice.
Add water mixture alternately with flour mixture while mixing at low speed.
Blend in the raisins & nutmeats.
Pour into a greased 9x13 (8x12) pan.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.