Peel the pears and place them in a dutch oven standing up. Spray with lemon juice.
In a separate saucepan, mix the remaining ingredients with 2½ cups of water and boil 10 minutes until it forms a syrup.
Pour the mixture over the pears, bring to a boil and lower the heat to cook slowly. Cook for 15 minutes, then leave the dutch oven uncovered to evaporate and form the sauce.
Remove cinnamon and cloves. Remove the pears and reduce the syrup with a quick boil of about 5 minutes. Return the pears to the dutch oven and let cool. Plate and sprinkle with chopped almonds to serve.
Use flavored honey such as Rosemary honey, orange blossom honey, or any others for a unique taste.