This sounds like what you're looking for. It's made with shredded phyllo dough called Kadaif or kataifyi or similar depending on the country or region.
1 Lb Kadaif Dough
1/4 Lb Butter
1/4 Lb Unsalted Butter
1 1/8 C Finely Chopped Walnuts
1/8 C Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 C Sugar
3/4 C Water
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Preheat the oven to 375Ί F. Use a 15 round pan or equivalent for the large recipe. (Approximately 175 sq. in.) Use a 13x9 pan for the half recipe. Do not use a non-stick surface pan as the Kadaif is cut into squares in the pan using a sharp knife.
Set the butter in a warm spot to melt.
Break or cut the dough into 1 to 1.5 pieces and separate clumps. Drizzle the melted butter over the dough and toss to distribute the butter.
Combine the nuts, Ό C of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
Spread half the dough in the pan. Press it down gently. Distribute the nut mixture over the dough. Distribute the remaining dough on top and press it down gently.
Bake it for 25 minutes or longer (it could take up to 40 min.) - until the top is golden brown. Turn the pan around after about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
While the Kadaif is cooling, combine the 3 C of sugar with the water and lemon juice. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.
Spoon the hot syrup over the Kadaif after the 10 min. of cooling. Take care to cover the entire surface evenly. Dont miss the edges.
Cover immediately with plastic wrap followed by foil. Cool completely. Then cut the Kadaif into 2 inch squares using a sharp knife. The cook gets the edge pieces.
Store at room temperature. May be frozen.