Hilltop Restaurant Lobster Pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"This recipe is one I had many times at The Hilltop Steakhouse, in Saugus, Mass, known far and wide for its great food and dining experience. They closed in 2013. This recipe is sacred to me now, and I thought I would share it here! If you want a fabulous lobster dish, try this. You won't be disappointed! You can also substitute any seafood or haddock or swordfish for the lobster with great results! PLEASE NOTE: Serving Size and Cooking Time is only a guess, as it depends how big your appetites are, and I can't remember the exact cooking time for the stuff cooked on the stove during preparation time."

Original is 2-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (558.3 g)
  • Calories 1233
  • Total Fat - 103 g
  • Saturated Fat - 61.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 911.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1808.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 53.8 g
  • Calcium - 538.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

For the Topping:

Step 3

In a small bowl, stir together cracker crumbs, paprika and cheese.

Step 4

Stir in the butter until evenly mixed, and set aside.

Step 5

For the Filling:

Step 6

In a large skillet, over med-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter.

Step 7

Add the Sherry, and boil 1 minute.

Step 8

Add the lobster, stir, and remove from the heat.

Step 9

In a medium size saucepan, over medium heat, melt the remaining butter. Add the flour, and cook while stirring, until the mixture is smooth and glossy; remove from the heat.

Step 10

Drain and reserve Sherry and juices from the skillet with the lobster meat, and then slowly whisk this liquid, along with half-and-half into the butter/flour mixture. Return to the heat, and cook while stirring continuously, until the sauce is smooth and thick.

Step 11

Spoon 4 tablespoons of sauce into a small bowl. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 12

Return the egg mixture to sauce, and mix well. Stir over low heat about 3 minutes; don't let it boil. Remove from the heat, and add the lobster.

Step 13

Pour the mixture into four ramekins, or a gratin dish.

Step 14

Sprinkle with the topping, and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 15



  • Casserole dish

3 Reviews


http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/m0324M14.htm. After doing a little investigating on this recipe THIS is where LBK got her recipe from. So stop cutting it up with your opinions and not actually making it, and try it, because I just did, and it is delicious! Some people need to get a life!


review by:
(18 Feb 2021)

Nancy McGee Tracy

I The Hilltop recipe was just butter and crumbs. I was just looking for the correct amounts to use. Their recipe did not have any cream in their sauce. Does anyone know how Hilltop Steak House made their famous lobster pie?


(16 Feb 2021)

Sofia Lopez

While i appreciate the recipe and growing up going to hilltop all the time, living in peabody ma, the lazy man's lobster casserole was always my favorite dish. Why this dish is delicious and i have made it numerous times, this recipe is identical to the new England yankee magazine's recipe. So I can not give more stars because i know this isn't the replicated hilltop recipe, but a classic new England version


review by:
(16 Feb 2021)

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