Before you start with the baklava, make the syrup so that it can cool. Mix all of the ingredients for the syrup in a pan and boil on slow heat for 10 mins and leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to 180°C, and grease an ovenproof dish.
Mix the crushed nuts with cinnamon powder and cut the filo pastry sheets so they are the size of your dish.
Start building the layers in the dish with a sheet of pastry. Brush with melted butter and spread with some mincemeat. Add another layer of filo, brush with more butter and sprinkle some of the nut mixtures over. Continue to layer, alternating between the mincemeat and spiced nuts until you have reached your desired amount of layers (this recipe should make around eight).
Slice the baklava into diamond-shaped portions before placing it in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
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