Preheat oven to 375°F (200°C). Halve the pears and then core using a spoon or carefully with a knife. Slice a small part off of the backside of each pear half to create a flat surface, so the pear sits flat when laid on the pan. Place cranberries into the cored part of each pear half. Place the pear halves on a large baking sheet or baking pan, cored side up. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375°F (200°C) for 30-45 minutes or until the pears are tender. Drizzle each pear half with maple syrup or honey. Serve with ice-cream, if desired. Enjoy your meal!!!