place chopped nuts in a large bowl and toss with cinnamon, clove, and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside
butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13 glass casserole pan
melt 1 cup of butter and set aside for brushing the phyllo dough
place two sheets of phyllo dough on the bottom of the pan, brush with melted butter and cover with two sheets of phyllo dough. Repeat this until you have 6-8 sheets stacked and buttered.
cover top sheet with 3 tablespoons of nut mixture, then cover with two more sheets of phyllo dough. Repeat nut layers alternating with two layers of phyllo buttered and 3 tablespoons of nut mixture until nuts are gone.
End by layering the remaining dough two sheets at a time until you have a top layer about 6-8 sheets high. Cover the top layer with butter.
Trim the sides of the dough and then cut diagonal slices all the way to the bottom of the pan. Baklava is usually served in diamond shaped pieces.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden
In the meantime make the syrup that you will pour over the pan once it's out of the oven.
Place 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a small pot and bring to a boil.
Add 1/2 cup honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.
Pour over Baklava immediately after you remove it from the oven. Let cool and enjoy!!!