Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, add the bourbon and the apple slices. Season with salt and black pepper and stir to combine. Set aside.
Make the dressing: In a large bowl, or with a mortar and pestle
, lightly crush
until they are in small pieces and season with salt. Add the olive oil and whisk
with the nuts
to make a paste-like mixture. Stir in the cider vinegar
and some black pepper. Set aside.
When ready to serve, add the greens to a large bowl and stir in the dressing
. Toss to coat the greens with the dressing. Transfer the salad to a platter (or individual plates). Put the platter in the oven with the door ajar until the greens
wilt ever so slightly, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the apple slices. Cook's Note: if there is any excess bourbon, leave it behind in the bowl as you top the salad with the apples. Serve immediately.