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Grease a 13x9” pan. In a large bowl with spoon, combine:
4 cups finely chopped walnuts ½ cup sugar
Set aside. In pan, place 1 sheet phyllo, allowing it to extend up the sides, and brush with 1 cup melted butter. Repeat to make 5 layers, sprinkle with 1 cup walnut mixture. Cut remaining phyllo to 13x9” pieces. Make 6 more layers and sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Cut part way through to make diamond shapes.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Heat 12 oz. honey and pour over Baklava. Cool in pan at least 1 hour.
Author of "A Bride's Cookbook or Surviving Your First Year" Nancy Geiger is a freelance writer, columnist and gourmet cook for more than 30 years.