For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Shake until combined.
In a salad bowl combine spinach or romaine, fennel, apple, pear, Pumpkin Pie Nuts, and cranberries. Shake dressing; drizzle over salad. Toss gently to coat. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Pumpkin Pie Nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a large bowl combine the egg white and water; stir in pecan halves and walnut halves or pieces, tossing to coat with egg white mixture. Spread in a foil-lined 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle evenly over nuts. Bake for 20 minutes. Lift foil out of pan. Let nuts cool. Break apart if necessary. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 cups.