Step 1Up to 3 days before Rosh Hashana, mix together the honey, lemon thyme pieces and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate.
Step 2Peel the pears, leaving the stem intact. Cut a slice off the bottom of each pear so it can stand.
Step 3Pour the wine into a wide-bottomed pot and add the allspice and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Place the pears on their sides in the pot, cover and cook over medium-low heat about 20 minutes or until the pears are tender when pierced with a toothpick. Turn them gently with a spoon several times during the cooking process. Let the pears cool in the cooking liquid, turning occasionally.
Step 4Remove the pears from the cooking liquid and bring the cooking liquids to a boil. Cook over medium heat until the liquid thickens, about 5 to 8 minutes. Pour the liquid over the pears, then cover and refrigerate until just before serving time, turning the pears occasionally.
Step 5Before serving, bring the pears to room temperature. Stand each pear in the middle of a plate, pour over about a tablespoon of the honey mixture, place 1 to 2 of the lemon thyme sprigs at the base or over the top and serve.