In a buttered rectangular tray, arrange 4 phyllo pastry sheets, smear each one with melted butter and arrange half of the filling on top. Cover with another 4 sheets, each of which you've also coated with melted butter, distribute the remaining filling over them and cover with the 4 remaining sheets, coated with melted butter.
With a knife, cut square pieces to allow the baklava to breathe. Bake in a preheated 320°F (160 °C) oven for 30 minutes. Pour the water into a pot, add honey, allow it to come to a boil and pour this hot syrup over the baklava.