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Perfect apple pie

Perfect your pastry to the Bikers’ standard with this delicious recipe for apple pie.

Equipment and preparation: You’ll need a 1.2 litre/2 pint pie dish.

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For the filling

For the pastry

  • 400g/14oz plain flour, plus extra rolling
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 250g/10oz cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten with 2 tbsp cold water, plus 1 free-range egg, beaten, to glaze