• 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 16 ounce package phyllo sheets
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1½ cups water
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup honey

Step 1

Melt the butter over low heat. Pour 2 tablespoons of the butter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.

Step 2

Layer 4-6 phyllo sheets in the pan. Sprinkle with ½ cup of pecans over the phyllo sheets, brush generously with the melted butter, and sprinkle with ½ cup of pecans. Continue layering until all is used.

Step 3

With a sharp knife, cut phyllo sheet to form diamonds. Add remaining butter over the filling.

Step 4

Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated 350 degrees oven until golden brown.

Step 5

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, water and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Mix in honey and remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick.

Step 7

Pour honey mixture over hot baklava. Let it cool and serve warm.