Mix water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Peel pears and put in hot liquid; simmer gently until pears are tender, about 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a rack to cool. Cool cooking liquid separately.
Serve 1/4 cup pear syrup with each pear. Top with fudge.