In large mixing bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups of flour, yeast, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir milk, the 1/2 cup butter, the 1/4 cup granulated sugar, honey and salt till warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter almost melts. Add to the flour mixture with the egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. By hand, stir in fruit-rum mixture, pecans, and as much of the remaining flour as you can with a wooden spoon.