Zest and juice the orange and peel the pears with a vegetable peeler. Cut the pear in half or into quarters and discard the core.
Place the orange juice, honey, and whole spices into a lidded saucepan wide enough to fit both pear halves face down.
Place the pears in the sauce and simmer with the lid on, over low heat, for 10-12 minutes, until the pears are soft.
Scoop out pears with a flat spatula or spoon (be careful, they will be soft and delicate!) and place in individual shallow serving dishes.
Simmer the orange juice a few minutes longer, to reduce.
Remove the spices and pour the orange sauce over the pears.
Sprinkle the orange zest over the pears, along with a dash of cinnamon and freshly grated (or ground) nutmeg.