Peel and core the pears.
Cut into thin lengthwise slices.
Place in a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
In a large no-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, saute the pears in the oil for 2 minutes.
Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until just tender.
Remove with a slotted spoon and divide among 4 dessert dishes.
To the pan, add the orange juice, maple syrup, orange rind, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until syrupy.
Spoon over the pears.
Sprinkle with the almonds.