Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Rinse artichokes and cut stem off with a sharp serrated knife. Next, cut top 1 inch off, then cut artichoke in half from top to bottom.
Using a spoon, scoop out a small portion of the middle. Try to spoon out the "hair".
Before placing artichokes in baking dish, coat front and back with a layer of lemon juice to prevent browning.
Set artichokes in a greased baking dish with insides facing up. Place one whole garlic clove in the center of each artichoke half.
Brush with half of your melted butter, and sprinkle with half of salt and pepper. Turn artichoke halves over and repeat butter, salt, and pepper.
Bake for 20 min without foil. Wrap foil lightly overtop baking dish and cook for another 40 min.
Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Serve with a side of pesto, any yogurt dip, or add some extra lemon juice and eat by itself!