Prepare your taste buds for a sensational treat that has just hit the shelves at Costco’s bakery; Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. Just when we thought we had experienced the pinnacle of indulgence, a new contender emerged, ready to captivate our palates and satisfy our sweetest cravings. So, put aside your quest for the elusive peanut butter pie and prepare to be amazed by a unique dessert creation that combines two beloved classics into one extraordinary masterpiece.
Introducing Costco’s New Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.
This impressive dessert is a magnificent fusion of two favorites: the creamy decadence of cheesecake and the zesty allure of lemon meringue pie. Weighing a substantial 62 ounces, or nearly 4 pounds, and priced at an affordable $20, this dessert is a showstopper that can generously serve a crowd of 16 to 20 eager dessert enthusiasts.
Picture this: a luscious graham cracker crust forms the foundation, followed by a velvety smooth cheesecake layer, and then a burst of vibrant yellow lemon curd. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, a towering cloud of brûléed meringue tops it all off, adding a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth sensation. This pie-like creation’s nostalgia and irresistible allure compelled me to take one home without hesitation.
While combining lemon meringue and cheesecake is not entirely new, Costco’s rendition is undoubtedly a captivating addition to its summer lineup. With no need to fire up the oven, this dessert becomes a convenient go-to option for those busy summer days when you are shuttling between events like a baseball game and a graduation party, needing a delectable dish to share.
I’m not alone in my excitement for this extraordinary creation. A fellow Instagrammer, known as @costcohotfinds, recently shared her delight in a caption, stating, “The peanut butter pie is out (at least for now) and the lemon meringue cheesecake is in!” She and her husband couldn’t contain their enthusiasm in a video, claiming this may be the best dessert yet.
So, how does it taste?
Let me assure you, this cheesecake is a revelation for the taste buds. It stands proudly as one of the most memorable slices of cheesecake I have had in recent memory. Despite its mass-produced nature, it possesses a homemade quality that makes each bite visually appealing and undeniably delicious.
The luxurious texture of the thick cheesecake layer harmonizes beautifully with the airy, slightly caramelized meringue, the velvety lemon curd, and the crumbly graham cracker crust. Together, they create a symphony of flavors and textures that is truly exceptional. Although it boasts richness, it avoids becoming overwhelmingly sweet, which is a delightful surprise.
When sampled individually, each layer may seem ordinary, but when combined, they create a captivating symphony of sensations. Creamy, tangy, light, crunchy, sweet—every bite is a harmonious explosion of deliciousness. I must confess, despite my initial intention to savor only a few bites (did I mention its sweetness?), I found myself devouring the entire slice after a hearty pasta dinner. And the following morning, I shamelessly returned for another slice to enjoy with my breakfast.
If I were to make a minor adjustment, I would perhaps favor a thicker layer of lemon curd and a touch less meringue topping to achieve an even balance between the components.
Classic lemon meringue pie takes on a new level of excitement when paired with the iconic creaminess of cheesecake, especially when brought to you by the convenience of Costco. This innovative creation is a resounding yes from me, and I guarantee it will leave dessert enthusiasts buzzing with delight.
So, the next time you find yourself strolling through the aisles of Costco, make sure to swing by the bakery section and treat yourself to this tempting Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. Prepare to embark on a flavor adventure that combines the best of two beloved desserts into one extraordinary masterpiece. Costco again exceeded our expectations and solidified its reputation as a purveyor of exceptional and indulgent treats. Don’t miss out on this sensational summer delight—your taste buds will thank you.