Drain pears, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg and reserved pear juice. beat until combined. Spoon into a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Arrange pear halves onto top, cut side up.
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange zest and remaining butter. Cook until heated through. Drizzle half over pears. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture. bake 15 minutes longer. Fill pear halves with cranberry sauce.