This is a very versatlile recipe. It's good with ice cream or pound cake, and also good with turkey or pork.
- Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium.
- Stir in the diced pears, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the cranberries and honey, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until the cranberry skins pop.
- Remove from heat, and stir in the grated lemon rind and lemon juice. Cover and chill thoroughly.