Place almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar in food processor. Pulse until fine. Put almonds is large bowl.
Add remaining sugar, semolina, and 6 tablespoons orange flower water. Knead this mixture, in bowl, to a soft dough. Add 1-2 additional tablespoons orange flower water, if dough is too stiff.
Break off small pieces, the size of a golf ball and shape into pears. At the end of each, insert 1 clove for the stem.
Arrange upright on a buttered and floured baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 300°F
Cool on wire rack. When the pears are completely cool, give them a quick dip in orange flower water and quickly coat them in confectioner's sugar. After a few minutes coat them again in confectioner's sugar.