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Golden Baklava


4 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pistachios are best, or use a combination of them)
1 lb of phyllo dough
1 cup of butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves

For syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup of sugar
2/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
 Lightly grease a 9x13 pan and set the oven to 350°F. Thaw the phyllo dough in refrigerator over night. Take phyllo dough out of package. Place on wax paper then place another piece of wax paper on top. Cover with a damp towel to keep it from drying out.   Process the nuts until in small, even sized pieces. Combine with sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. In a separate bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
Place a sheet of phyllo dough into the pan. Using a pastry brush, brush the phyllo sheet with melted butter. Repeat 7 more times until it is 8 sheets thick, each sheet being "painted" with the butter.
Spoon on a thin layer of the nut mixture. Cover with two more sh…