Yield a 9x13''/23x33cm baking tray. 35x1.3 oz/40g bite size portions.
Process nuts with sugar to extra coarse, add maple syrup – give a few pulses to combine. Line baking tray with plastic wrap and spread nut mixture – top with a plastic wrap sheet and flatten evenly to form a slab. Add poached lemon* dices, flatten and freeze for about 2 hours to harden. *Look up poached lemon recipe or sub with zests from 2 lemons.
In separate baking tray lined with plastic wrap, place a sheet of phyllo; butter thoroughly and repeat until you have 12 to 15 sheets layered. Flip nut mixture slab over, and top with 15 more buttered sheets of dough. Prick with a tooth pic and refrigerate a bit before cutting. Remove baklava from tray and top with parchment and flip over cutting board. Cut into 1.5''/3.75cm diamond shapes or squares. Put back in baking tray.
Boil for 5 min. Use warm.
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Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for 50 min. Run a knife following the cutting pattern and pour warm syrup evenly. Cool for at least 6 hours prior eating. Store at room temp for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!