For the dressing, place all ingredients of the dressing into a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until evenly combined.
For the salad. Use any combination of the list above, or you can use a spring salad mix available at most stores. Depending on the size of the salad, you use your judgment as to the amount of lettuce.
To the lettuce, add the crumbled blue cheese, apple slices, dried cranberries and glazed pecans. The glazed pecans can be store bought. Trader Joe's has great glazed pecans. If you can't find them, I have included the recipe for them.
To prepare the crunchy glazed pecans, preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup, water and salt. Bring mixture to a boil. Add pecans and stir to completely coat the nuts.
Spread nuts evenly on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool and serve. These are the glazed pecans I use for the salad. They are also great to give as gifts.....