To assemble charcuterie board, place large items like cheese and meats first. Then fill in with nuts and fruit. Brush sliced pears lightly with lemon juice to prevent browning.
In a small pot, heat 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of water until sugar is dissolved.
Remove sugar mixture from heat and stir in fresh cranberries. Transfer cranberries to a sheet pan lined with waxed paper and let sit for about an hour until sticky to the touch.
Roll cranberries in remaining sugar.