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!