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Mince Pie Baklava in a tin and on a plate
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6 Ingredient Mince Pie Baklava

A lovely twist on the Christmas Classic that everyone will love. Loads of spiced fruit mince layered with buttery, flaky filo pastry into a yummy Baklava!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, christmas, Dessert
Cuisine: English, middle eastern, Pastry
Keyword: baklava, christmas, fruit pie, mince pie
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer

Ingredients

  • 250 g filo pastry (1 pack) most packs contain between 12-18 sheets pastry. You'll need approx 12 sheets.
  • 150 g vegan butter or spread around ⅔ cup
  • 200 g vegan fruit mince (about half a jar) 1 cup
  • 200 g unsalted walnuts and/or other nuts
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • cup maple syrup ⅓ cup for the nuts, ⅓ for the syrup to pour over later.

Instructions

  •  Set your oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Roast the nuts in a pan until fragrant
  • Roughly chop the nuts into a rubble with a food processor
  • Mix ⅓ of the cup of maple syrup and the zest of the orange into the nuts
  • Melt the vegan butter/spread
  • Slick the bottom of a baking tin with melted vegan butter/spread (tin should be around 20 x 20cm square)
  • Working quickly, lay out a layer of filo pastry in the tin, and brush butter over it.
  • Lay another layer of filo on top, brush butter
  • Do this with 4 layers of filo
  • Now smooth out over the filo the nut mixture so it is evenly spread over the whole tin
  • Now layer on the fruit mince, spreading it out thinly
  • Cut the rest of the filo pastry to fit the tin (You can cut them all at once)
  • Fold in the sides of the pastry over the nut & mince layer
  • Now, using all the other sheets of filo, add a sheet, spread melted butter and repeat.
  • Use up the rest of the sheets of filo, and slick one last bit of butter over the top.
  • Cut the filo pastry into lengths and then into diagonals. Make sure you cut all the way through to the bottom of the tray so it's easier to take the pieces out later!
  • Put the baklava into the oven & bake for about 25-30 minutes. This might take a little longer depending on your oven. It is ready when the top is golden brown and flakey looking!

For the syrup

  • Juice the orange and add the ⅓ cup maple syrup. Mix well.
  • As soon as you remove the baklava from the oven, pour the syrup into all the cuts you made in the baklava earlier. This creates a yummy crunchy top and a lush syrupy interior!

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg