2 cups of walnuts, chopped
1 cup sugar
½ cup melted butter (for walnuts)
2 cups melted butter, or as needed (for phyllo)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 package Phyllo dough, thawed to room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350
Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes
After you take them out of the oven, mix the walnuts with ½ cup of melted
butter and cinnamon in a bowl.
Grease your pan (size depends on the size phyllo dough you are using)
and add two sheets of dough; brush them with melted butter. Repeat this until you have used half your dough.
Spread the nut mixture evenly over the dough.
Again, place two sheets of dough and coat with butter. Repeat until you
use the rest of the dough.
Cut the Baklava in the pan before baking it, make diagonal lines and
cut in a pattern to create diamonds.
Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown
While it is baking, prepare the syrup, combine the sugar and water in
a pot and heat it over the medium for about 10 minutes or until it begins to boil.
Take off the heat and add lemon juice, then return it to heat until it
starts to boil again. Then set it aside until the Baklava is done baking.
Once both the Baklava and the syrup are cooled completely, pour the syrup
over the Baklava coating it completely.
Top with nuts to garnish, and enjoy!