1 pound ground nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 sticks melted butter
1 package phyllo dough
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
½ cup honey
1 tsp Vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
2. Grind nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. Continue until all the nuts are gone. The top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep.
3. Using a shape knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 50 minutes until the baklava is golden and crisp.
4. Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.