1 pack phyllo dough
4 cups pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix together pecans and cinnamon and set aside
Melt 1 stick of butter (used for brushing on dough)
Liberally butter a pan. Preheat oven to 350.
Brush butter on dough and place it butter side down in pan, add 1 unbuttered sheet then butter another and place it along with an additional sheet butter side down. You will repeat this until you have a total of 6 sheets of dough as your base. Place a layer of pecans then repeat the layering but only do two layers for a total of 4 sheets. Continue layering like this until you are out of nuts. Make the top layer just like the bottom layer and butter the top as well. Using a very sharp knife cut diagonally and bake in oven at 350 for 45 minutes until very dark golden brown. While it is cooking mix 1stick of butter, water, sugar, vanilla and honey in a sauce pan and bring to a full boil then reduce to low until ready to pour over baklava. When baklava is ready pour sauce over it until it is thoroughly saturated. Yes, it's very sticky and sweet! You may or may not use all of the sauce, it is a personal preference.