1 16 oz pack phillo dough
1 lb chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
Half of a fresh squeezed lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get out a 9x13 pan. Toss the chopped walnuts and cinnamon together in a bowl. If the phillo dough is not in two separate rolls, cut in half. Put down one layer of dough and brush with the melted butter repeat this 10 times. Then take one third of the walnuts and spread on top.
Make three more layers of dough, buttering each layer and add another layer of walnuts.Make three more layers of dough (don't forget to butter) and add the rest of the walnuts. Make 10 more layers of dough on top, buttering each layer. Yes, there is a lot of buttering going on!
BEFORE you bake your baklava, slice into small squares and put in oven. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes (until the top is nice and brown.) While the baklava is baking, take the water, sugar, honey, vanilla, squeeze lemon juice and nutmeg and bring to a boil in a saucepan. Boil till sugar melts and then remove from heat let cool.
When the baklava is done, pour the syrup you made in your saucepan over the top of the baklava. Put the baklava in the refrigerator and allow it to to cool for at least 3 hours. This will give it time to absorb all that yummy syrup!
Now if you are like us..... you just eat the baklava! But if you want to serve these at a special occasion or just add a touch of "finery," You can put each piece in a muffin paper! (The ones you use to line the tins when you bake.)