Make syrup first so that it can come to room temperature.
In a small saucepan, combine honey, sugar and water.
Bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved.
Add lemon juice and zests and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Remove rinds and cinnamon sticks and allow to come to room temperature before using.
Combine second batch of ingredients together in a bowl.
Place filo between sheets of waxed paper and cover with a slightly damp towel to prevent filo from drying out brush bottom and sides of an 18"x12" inch pan generously with melted butter.
Plce 8 filo sheets on bottom of pan, brushing each sheet generously with butter.
Take an additional 4 sheets of filo and place in pan allowing sheets to drape over each of the 4 sides of pan.
Brush these with melted butter.
Pour 2 cups of nut mixture into pan and spread evenly.
Fold over the overlapping filo sheets brushing each with butter, to envelop the nut mixture.
Repeat layering process 2 more times to form 3 nut layers.
Top pastry with remaining filo dough and generously brush top layer with melted butter.
Tuck in the buttered filo neatly around.
Score through top layers of pastry with a sharp knife making 6 strips lengthwise then cut 10 strips diagonally to form diamond shaped pieces.
Stud each diamond-shaped piece (and any odd looking ones near the ends of the pan) in the centre with an entire clove.
Pour remaining melted butter over pastry and lightly sprinkle some water on top too (wet your hand under the tap twice and shake this out over the pastry).
Bake pastry in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour, until nicely golden-brown.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Carefully spoon cool syrup over pastry allow to stand at least 3 hours or overnight.
Cut through the scored pieces and serve.
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (634g)|
|Recipe Makes: 5|
|Calories from Fat: 1471 (55%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 163.4g||218 %|
|Saturated Fat 56.7g||284 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 50.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 43.7g|
|Cholesterol 210.9mg||65 %|
|Sodium 505.8mg||17 %|
|Potassium 993.9mg||26 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 294.5g||87 %|
|Dietary Fiber 16.4g||65 %|
|Sugars, other 278.2g|
|Protein 40g||57 %|
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Calories per serving: 2681
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