Peel the pears and scoop out the centre without cutting the pears. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Set aside
For the syrup, bring water and icing sugar to a boil.
Add the vanilla extract and reduce heat to medium.
Poach the pears for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until tender. Remove the pears and let them dry on paper towel.
Preheat oven on 400F
Fill the inside of the pears with about 1 tbsp almond paste or almond butter
Place the pears in an oven dish and bake for 5-7 minutes.