Oh wow. Cranberry and pear....what an original combination.
I know. But seriously, it's popular for a reason. In the past I've used canned pears in my scones (purely due to laze), this time I used fresh pears, which added just a bit of crunch to the scone and was really just a whole lot of lovely.
If you wanted to add a little bit of ginger or cardamon that's probably a good idea.
Slightly adapted from: Nigel's Scones
3 C flour
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 c unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 pear - cut into small pieces
1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder
2. cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Form a well and add in buttermilk. Use your hands and mix the ingredients together.
3. Add in the extras. Divide the dough into two equally sized rounds and cut each into 6 pieces.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes or until they just start to turn golden brown.