Using an 8" whole pumpkin-- grown specifically for cooking, slice open and remove seeds and strings and cut pumpkin away from outer portion. Cut pumpkin into 1" chunks and place in the slow cooker.
Add pumpkin pie spice, orange juice, 1/3 cup honey and vanilla to slow cooker and stir to combine ingredients. Ensure pumpkin pieces are well coated.
In a food processor, blender or by hand, dice whole cranberries. In a small bowl combine diced cranberries, 2 tablespoons honey, cinnamon and pecans. Evenly distribute cranberry mixture over the top of the pumpkin, cover and cook on low 4 to 6 hours.