Combine pumpkin, sugar, butter, water and eggs. Beat 1 min. at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Beat 1 min. at medium speed. Stir in dates or raisins and nuts.
Pour into a greased 8 x 4 inch or 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until done. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
NOTE: This tastes just as terrific after being frozen as it does fresh baked.